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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 ...



Accumulator is an implicit operand in most of the arithmetic operations. Accumulator is a bit addressable register. ACC.7 ACC.6 ACC.5 ACC.4 ACC.3 ACC.2 ACC.1 ACC.0 B Register (SFR-F0H) It is a CPU register that acts as an operand in ...

Google previewAgricultural Finance (2014)

From Crops to Land, Water and Infrastructure by Helyette Geman

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

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 previewFads and Fallacies in the Name of Science (2012)

by Martin Gardner

Wolfe, Reich's former translator, “The Orgone Energy Accumulator is the most important single discovery in the history of medicine, bar none.” In 1951, Reich issued a booklet (there is no author's name on the title ...

Google previewPrinciples of Automotive Vehicles (1985)

An accumulator is a spring-loaded piston that causes line pressure to build gradually when the element is applied. This gives a cushioning effect to its application, resulting in smoother shifting of the transmission. (2) Valves are installed to ...

Google previewMotors and Motoring (2015)

by Henry Spooner

The expedient of using a small incandescent lamp of the same voltage as the accumulator is a good one. This is connected across the terminals for a moment or two, and if it lights up brightly and the light is sustained, then there is a charge in ...

Google previewLo-Dash Essentials (2015)

by Adam Boduch

Since the accumulator is an array of numbers, we can simply return the value generated by ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1896)

a dictionary of arts, sciences, and general literature by William Harrison De Puy, T. S. Baynes

Accumulator Machinery. — It has already been pointed out that it is in some cases convenient to use a Bteam engine to create an artificial head of water, which is afterwards employed in driving water-pressure machinery. Where power is ...

Google previewDictionary of Physics (2016)

by Palgrave Macmillan Ltd

accumulator A chain Acoustical branch: Acoustical branch of the dispersion relation.

accumulator, 1) electrical engineering: collector, secondary element, ...

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.)

ACCUMULATOR 2 ACCUMULATOR. sprint.'. The induction valve remains open until the rivet is finished, or for any length of stroke required, as the case may be, and when it is desired to arrest the motion the induction valve is closed. To make ...

Google previewCRC Dictionary of Agricultural Sciences (2001)

by Robert Alan Lewis

accretion accumulator organism accretion, la: accumulation, accrual, or buildup. Ib: continuous or discontinuous growth (increase in size) by extemal accumulation of material. Ib: infrequently used in reference to organic growth: growth and ...

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 ...

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 ...

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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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