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Definition of the adjective cumulative

What does cumulative mean as an attribute of a noun?

adjective - degrees: more cumulative / most cumulative

  1. increasing by successive addition

Alternative definition of the adjective cumulative


  1. Incorporating all data up to the present
  2. That is formed by accumulation of successive additions
  3. That tends to accumulate
  4. [finance] Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid

Definition of the adjective cumulative for high school students

    increasing, building upon itself
    • example: The cumulative effect of hours spent in the sun was a deep tan.

The adjective cumulative is considered to be a word that all college-aspiring students should know and understand, so it frequently appears on the SAT, ACT and other college admissions tests.

Phrases with cumulative

  1. cumulative vote
  2. Cumulative Effect
  3. Cumulative voting
  4. cumulative preferred
  5. cumulative preferred stock

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Google previewBusiness Math For Dummies (2008)

by Mary Jane Sterling

(The word cumulative means that it's the sum of everything up to that point.) On March 1, the total number of homes sold by the realty company was 50. On April 1, the total number of homes sold was 100. If you assume that the sales were ...


C The publishers do not undertake to supply annual revision inserts for any set of Winston's Cumulative Encyclopedia where the terms of subscription have not been complied with. C. EACH COUPON MUST BE ACCOMPANIED BY TEN ...

Google previewClinical Trials Dictionary (2012)

Terminology and Usage Recommendations by Curtis L. Meinert

syn:observed rate cumulative frequencyn The sum of frequencies through a designated point for an ordered set of class intervals; the summation for “less than” cumulative frequencies are from lowest to highest ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Finance (2006)

by Cheng-Few Lee

Cumulative Abnormal Return (CAR) Sum of differences between the expected return on a stock and the actual return that comes from ...

Google previewThe Social Science Encyclopedia (2003)

by Adam Kuper

is a cumulative phenomenon, the learning curve has the general form: Performance = Function of (Cumulatioe total: repetition of task; or output (numher of items) produced) ...

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Universal peace as a result of cumulative effort through centuries past might come into existence quickly — not unlike a crystal that suddenly forms in a solution which has been slowly prepared. (Nikola Tesla)
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Scrabble value of C3U1M3U1L1A1T1I1V4E1

The value of this 10-letter word is 17 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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