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Definition of the adjective accumulative

What does accumulative mean as an attribute of a noun?


  1. increasing by successive addition
    • example: the eventual accumulative effect of these substances
    • synonym of accumulative: cumulative
    • similar: additive
  2. marked by acquiring or amassing
    • example: we live in an accumulative society
    • similar: acquisitive

Alternative definition of the adjective accumulative


  1. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.

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Google previewThe Law Lexicon, Or Dictionary of Jurisprudence (1848)

by John Jane Smith Wharton

ACCUMULATIVE LEGACIES. The doctrine as to these (professedly borrowed from the Civil Law), seems to be, that where the same specific thing is given twice , or, where in the same mill, a like sum or quantity is given for the same cause, ...

Google previewTo the Point: A Dictionary of Concise Writing (2014)

by Robert Hartwell Fiske

accumulative cumulative. • The proportions reflect accumulative information as one reads the table from left to right. The proportions reflect ...

Google previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

A Dictionary of Discriminated Synonyms with Antonyms and Analogous and Contrasted Words by Merriam-Webster, Inc

cumulative Con compact, *close: *easy, light, facile cumulative, accumulative, additive, summative are comparable when meaning increasing or produced by the addition of like or assimilable things. Something is cumulative which is constantly ...

Google previewDictionary of Confusable Words (2013)

by Adrian Room

account see accord accumulative/cumulative Accumulative relates to something that accumulates or gets greater by being gradually added to: 'The funds were earning accumulative interest.' Cumulative means basically the same, but often ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Words and Phrases Used in Ancient and Modern Law (2000)

by Arthur English

Accumulative. Cumulative ; heaping up ; additional. Accumulative ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Law Terms, Explainging the Technical Words and Phrases Employed in the Several Departments of Law (1885)

With a Glossary of Indian Judicial and Revenue Terms

ACCUMULATIVE JUDGMENT. If a person already under sentence for a crime be convicted of ...

Google previewFowler's Concise Dictionary of Modern English Usage (2015)

by Fellow of the British Academy and Senior Research Fellow Jeremy Butterfield, Jeremy Butterfield

cumulative, accumulative are both used in the meaning 'formed or increasing by successive additions', ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Information Science and Technology, Third Edition (2014)

by Khosrow-Pour, Mehdi

After moving the mask on the whole image, a first signature shows the accumulative occurrences of the direction after the mask reaches the end of the image. As a sample signature for this signature prototype and after applying the forward ...

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Accumulative Meaning

Video shows what accumulative means. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.. Having a propensity to amass; ...

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Scrabble value of A1C3C3U1M3U1L1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 12-letter word is 21 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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