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1. One that accumulates: an accumulator of old magazines.
2. A register or electric circuit in a calculator or computer, in which the results of arithmetical and logical operations are formed.
3. Chiefly British An automobile storage battery.


1. (General Physics) Also called: battery or storage battery a rechargeable device for storing electrical energy in the form of chemical energy, consisting of one or more separate secondary cells
2. (Horse Racing) horse racing Brit a collective bet, esp on four or more races, in which the stake and winnings on each successive race are carried forward to become the stake on the next, so that both stakes and winnings accumulate progressively so long as the bet continues to be a winning one
3. (Computer Science)
a. a register in a computer or calculator used for holding the results of a computation or data transfer
b. a location in a computer store in which arithmetical results are produced


(əˈkyu myəˌleɪ tər)

1. one that accumulates.
2. a circuit or device, as in a computer or calculator, that totals or stores numbers.
3. Brit. a storage battery or storage cell.
[1685–95; < Latin]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.accumulator - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)accumulator - a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
worker - a person who works at a specific occupation; "he is a good worker"
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
revenue enhancement, tax, taxation - charge against a citizen's person or property or activity for the support of government
2.accumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric chargeaccumulator - a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
anode - the negatively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
cathode - the positively charged terminal of a voltaic cell or storage battery that supplies current
storage-battery grid, grid - a perforated or corrugated metal plate used in a storage battery as a conductor and support for the active material
lead-acid accumulator, lead-acid battery - a battery with lead electrodes with dilute sulphuric acid as the electrolyte; each cell generates about 2 volts
nicad, nickel-cadmium accumulator - a rechargeable battery with a nickel cathode and a cadmium anode; often used in emergency systems because of its low discharge rate when not in use
nickel-iron accumulator, nickel-iron battery - a storage battery having a nickel oxide cathode and an iron anode with an electrolyte of potassium hydroxide; each cell gives about 1.2 volts
secondary cell, storage cell - a cell that can be recharged
galvanic battery, voltaic battery - battery consisting of a number of voltaic cells arranged in series or parallel
3.accumulator - (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the registeraccumulator - (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register
register - (computer science) memory device that is the part of computer memory that has a specific address and that is used to hold information of a specific kind
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures


[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪtəʳ] N
1. (Elec, Comput) → acumulador m
2. (Brit) (= bet) → apuesta f múltiple acumulativa


nAkkumulator m


[əˈkjuːmjʊleɪtəʳ] n (Elec) → accumulatore m


(əˈkjuːmjuleit) verb
(usually of things) to gather or be gathered together in a large quantity. Rubbish accumulates very quickly in our house.
acˈcumulation noun
acˈcumulator noun
a type of electric battery.
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With the accumulation of vast fortunes, the problem of disposing of these fortunes after death was a vexing one to the accumulators.
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Back ST ETIENNE, LILLE, GENK and HERACLES in a 1pt accumulator with Corals.
The all-important question to ask before placing an accumulator is actually very similar to the one that you should be asking before placing singles.
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A second version of the new-style press eliminates the additional accumulator between the gear pump and check valve and instead adds a second injection plunger and shut-off nozzle.
This is the biggest golf accumulator win we have seen in a good few years," said Balthazar Fabricius of Ladbrokes.
The previous week another capital punter also hit Hills for more than pounds 70,000 with a pounds 1 football accumulator on the fixed odds.
They are an important component of the security technology in wind power facilities, as the piston accumulator must not merely function reliably under extreme weather conditions but also withstand the high differential pressures that are also produced.
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It was not all bad news for the punter as he had a 40p four-horse accumulator which
That added to an expensive afternoon when short-priced Premier League favourites Arsenal, Manchester City and Manchester United all claimed victories, with an enhanced 50/1 accumulator of Charlton, MK Dons, Huddersfield, Sheffield United and Sheffield Wednesday also paying out, while one lucky punter made [pounds]45k off a [pounds]5 15-team multiple.