accrual

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ac·cru·al

 (ə-kro͞o′əl)
n.
1. The act or process of accumulating; an increase.
2. Something that accumulates or increases.

accrual

(əˈkruːəl)
n
1. the act of accruing
2. something that has accrued
3. (Accounting & Book-keeping) accounting a charge incurred in one accounting period that has not been paid by the end of it

ac•cru•al

(əˈkru əl)

n.
1. the act or process of accruing.
2. something accrued.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accrual - the act of accumulatingaccrual - the act of accumulating    
step-up, increase - the act of increasing something; "he gave me an increase in salary"
buildup - the act of building up an accumulation; "I envied his rapid buildup of assets"; "a military buildup in preparation for the invasion"
Translations

accrual

[əˈkrʊəl] N (frm) → acumulación f

accrual

[əˈkruːəl] n (= accumulation) → accumulation f accrual rateaccrual rate ntaux m cumulé

accrual

n
(= accumulation)Ansammlung f; (Fin: of interest) → Auflaufen nt; (= addition)Hinzukommen nt
accruals pl (Fin: = liabilities) → Verbindlichkeiten pl
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