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Definition of the noun accumulator

What does accumulator mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: accumulators

  1. a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
    • domain: revenue enhancement / tax / taxation
    • lexical domain: People - nouns denoting people
    • synonyms of accumulator: collector / gatherer
    • more generic word: worker = a person who works at a specific occupation
    • more specific terms:
      • conductor = the person who collects fares on a public conveyance
      • gleaner = someone who gathers something in small pieces (e.g. information) slowly and carefully
      • rent collector = a person who goes from house to house collecting rents for the owner
    • instance: Isabella Stewart Gardner / Gardner = United States collector and patron of art who built a museum in Boston to house her collection and opened it to the public in 1903
  2. a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
  3. (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register

Alternative definition of the noun accumulator


  1. One who, or that which, accumulates.
  2. [British] A wet-cell storage battery.
  3. [betting] A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively.
  4. [mechanics] A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
  5. [manufacturing] A vessel containing pressurized hot water ready for release as steam.
  6. [engineering, hydraulics] A container which stores hydraulic power for release, in the form of a pressurized fluid (often suspended within a larger tank of fluid under pressure).
  7. [computer science] A register in a calculator or computer used for holding the intermediate results of a computation or data transfer.
  8. [finance] A derivative contract under which the seller commits to sell shares of an underlying security at a certain strike price, which the buyer is obligated to buy.

Specialised definition of the noun accumulator

Glossary of sports / equestrian

a bet on four or more races, where the original stake and any money won on the first race are bet on the next race and then, if the second selection wins, on the third selection, and so on. All the selections in an accumulator must win for the bet to pay out


"Accumulator" is a musical album of Data.

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  1. Accumulator: An accumulator is an apparatus by means of which energy can be stored, such as a rechargeable battery or a hydraulic accumulator. Such devices may be electrical, fluidic or mechanical and are sometimes used to convert a small continuous power source into a short surge of energy or vice versa. Other examples of accumulators include capacitors, compulsators, steam accumulator, wave energy machines and pumped-storage hydroelectric plants.
  2. Accumulator: Accumulators are financial derivative products sold by an issuer to investors that require the issuer to sell shares of some underlying security at a predetermined strike price, settled periodically. This allows the investor to "accumulate" holdings in the underlying security over the term of the contract.
    • also known as 累計期權
  3. Accumulator: A cryptographic accumulator is a one way membership function. It answers a query as to whether a potential candidate is a member of a set without revealing the individual members of the set.

Phrases with Accumulator

  1. accumulator register
  2. lead-acid accumulator
  3. nickel-iron accumulator
  4. nickel-cadmium accumulator

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Accumulator

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by PABLO MARY , Panda Jeebananda

Accumulator: The accumulator is an 8-bit general purpose register that is part of ALU. This register is used to store 8-bit data to perform...

Google previewInformation and Communications Security (2007)

9th International Conference, ICICS 2007, Zhengzhou, China, December 12-15, 2007, Proceedings by Sihan Qing, Hideki Imai, Guilin Wang

A dynamic accumulator is an algorithm, which gathers together a large set of elements into a constant-size value such that for a given element accumulated, there is a witness confirming that the element was indeed included into the value, ...

Google previewAmerican Odyssey (1999)

Letters & Journals, 1940-1947 by Wilhelm Reich

Now, there is a new objection which has no bearing whatsoever on the question whether the orgone accumulator is a useful and operable device. Whether the orgone energy is different from electromagnetism or not has, according to very ...

Google previewAgricultural Finance (2014)

From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure by Helyette Geman

Definition An accumulator is a swap contract with physical ...

Google previewFunctional Programming in C# (2011)

Classic Programming Techniques for Modern Projects by Oliver Sturm

accumulator is a tail-recursive function and can therefore benefit from any tail call optimization that may be performed by a compiler.

Google previewAudel Pumps & Hydraulics (2004)

by Rex Miller, Mark Richard Miller, Harry L. Stewart

Part III Hydraulics Hydraulic Accumulators An accumulator is a storage device that stores PART III: HYDRAULICS.

Google previewLo-Dash Essentials (2015)

by Adam Boduch

Since the accumulator is an array of numbers, we can simply return the value generated by passing it to average(). Reducing objects In this section, we will turn our attention ...

Google previewDigital and Microprocessor Techniques on your Mobile

by Clive W. Humphris

ARITHMETIC AND LOGIC UNIT: Accumulator. The Accumulator is the central. Arithmetic And Logic Unit.

Google previewAnalogue and Digital Electronics for Engineers (1984)

An Introduction by H. Ahmed, P. J. Spreadbury

An accumulator is a shift register on which arithmetic can be done. An (N+ l)-bit shift register with the first bit at 0 and the remaining ones set up with data is one of the conventions for a positive TV-bit number. If all the bits are complemented, ...

Google previewComputers and the Cybernetic Society (2014)

by Michael A. Arbib

For example, the accumulator is a register in the CPU that holds the data upon which the computer is currently working. The machine language of a computer contains instructions like “Add the number at address 17 to the number in the ...

Google previewDigital and Microprocessor Techniques V10

by Clive W. Humphris

ARITHMETIC AND LOGIC UNIT: Accumulator. The Accumulator is the central. Arithmetic And Logic Unit.

Google previewOn the Road (1976)

by Jack Kerouac

The orgone accumulator is an ordinary box big enough for ...

Google previewChemical And Electrochemical Energy Systems (1998)

by R. Narayan, B. Viswanathan

The storage battery, secondary battery or charge accumulator is a cell or combination of cells in which the reactions are highly reversible. It is designed in such a manner that the original chemical conditions within the cell can be restored by ...

Google previewElectrical Engineer (1884)

The copper accumulator is that which loses most. (5) In the amalgamated zinc accumulator the electromotive force is at least 2.4 volts during charging and at most 2. 30 volts during discharge. The coefficient of fall is 0.983 in the most favorable ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Chemistry (2016)

by Richard Rennie, Jonathan Law

accumulator. An accumulator in which the electrodes are made of lead and the electrolyte consists of dilute sulphuric acid. The electrodes are usually cast from a lead alloy containing 7–12% of antimony (to give increased hardness ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Physics (2015)

by Jonathan Law, Richard Rennie

lead–acid accumulator coloured dye filters it is possible to turn a monochrome display into a colour one. The same shuttering system can be used to generate stereo images. Supertwisted nematic displays may be passive-matrix LCDs, ...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Accumulator; Activity Code (Searchable field); Analog Computer; Area Code; Assignee ...

Google previewDictionary of Phhysics

Accumulator. An electrochemical cell in which storage is achieved and which is capable of being recharged when discharged, in contrast to a primary cell which has a limited life. The three main forms are the lead-acid, nickel-cadmium and ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Two-Phase Heat Transfer and Flow II (2015)

Special Topics and Applications (A 4-Volume Set) by John R Thome, Jungho Kim

Accumulator Model In this section, a dynamic model for the inert gas of the accumulator is briefly discussed. The inert gas is modeled as an ideal gas undergoing compression due to the volume changes of the system, primarily corresponding ...

Google previewKnight's New Mechanical Dictionary (1884)

A Description of Tools, Instruments, Machines, Processes, and Engineering. With Indexical References to Technical Journals (1876-1880.) by Edward Henry Knight

ACCUMULATOR 2 ACCUMULATOR. sprint.'. The induction valve remains open ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Meat Sciences (2014)

Figure 5 An accumulator tank. Note the filter screens and the pickle agitator. of pumping uniformity. Pumps need to be suited to the type of material being pumped. If the pickle is viscous or contains particulate materials, the pump must have the ...

Google previewLewis' Dictionary of Toxicology (1998)

by Robert Alan Lewis

accumulator (concentrator; accumulator organism). 1a: any living organism or species that actively concentrates a particular exogenous element or compound to levels ...

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The value of this 11-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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