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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 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 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 previewMerriam-Webster's Dictionary of Synonyms (1984)

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 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 previewDictionary of Terms and Phrases Used in American Or English Jurisprudence (1879)

by Benjamin Vaughan Abbott

ACCUMULATIVE. See Cumulative. Accumulative judgment. A judgment sentencing a person to imprisonment for a term to commence after a previous sentence shall have been satisfied. By the common law such a judgment could only be ...

Google previewLaw Dictionary (1897)

by John Bouvier, Francis Rawle


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

by Henry Watson Fowler, Jeremy Butterfield

accumulative, cumulative. In the meaning ...

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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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