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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-kroo-uh l]
    • /əˈkru əl/
    • /əˈkruː.əl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-kroo-uh l]
    • /əˈkru əl/

Definitions of accrual word

  • countable noun accrual In finance, the accrual of something such as interest or investments is the adding together of interest or different investments over a period of time. 3
  • noun accrual the act of accruing 3
  • noun accrual something that has accrued 3
  • noun accrual a charge incurred in one accounting period that has not been paid by the end of it 3
  • noun accrual the act or process of accruing 3
  • noun accrual the amount that accrues 3

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Origin of accrual

First appearance:

before 1875
One of the 25% newest English words
First recorded in 1875-80; accrue + -al2

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Parts of speech for Accrual


accrual popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 83% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

accrual usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for accrual

noun accrual

  • buildup — praise or favorable publicity, esp. when systematic and intended to make something popular, well-known, etc.
  • increase — to make greater, as in number, size, strength, or quality; augment; add to: to increase taxes.
  • accumulation — An accumulation of something is a large number of things which have been collected together or acquired over a period of time.
  • amassment — the act of amassing
  • amassing — to gather for oneself; collect as one's own: to amass a huge amount of money.

Antonyms for accrual

noun accrual

  • decrease — When something decreases or when you decrease it, it becomes less in quantity, size, or intensity.
  • loss — detriment, disadvantage, or deprivation from failure to keep, have, or get: to bear the loss of a robbery.

adverb accrual

  • unconsciously — not conscious; without awareness, sensation, or cognition.

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