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    Accumulation a countable noun

    Why is accumulation a countable noun? I don't know how I should understand it. I canít think of any circumstance under which people say two accumulations of unwanted rubbish.

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    Re: Accumulation a countable noun

    Accumulation has 2 meanings
    1- The process by which something increases in amount or is collected together over time: "Slow accumulation of cholestrol in the arteries"
    2- The amount of something that collects or is collected over time:"Large accumulations of snow".

    As you see the second one is countable.

    Resource: Macmillan dictionary for advanced learners 2003.

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