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accrual

ac·cru·al

accrual

pronunciation:
kru l
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: the act or process of accruing.
similar words:
accretion, rise
definition 2: a quantity or amount that accrues.
Word Parts
The word accrual contains the following parts:
ac- Latin prefix that means to, toward
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The prefix ac- occurs in Latin loanwords. It is an assimilated form of ad- used before Latin roots beginning with hard or soft "c" or "q." See ad-.
-al1 Latin noun-forming suffix that means act or result of
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The suffix -al1 attaches to verbs, primarily verbs from Latin or from Latin via French, to form nouns. The base verb always has primary stress on its final syllable.