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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.
The LOROS Accumulator Challenge is now in its fifth year, and has raised over PS70,000 for the Hospice.
The low weight of the new high-pressure accumulator made of steel was achieved through structural improvements, including dome end caps, a reduced-weight aluminum piston, and reduced material thickness on the pressure vessel.
The accumulator netted [euro]14,850, with four selections winning at 11/4, 6/5, 2/1 and 5/1, while the [euro]20 Yankee reaped [euro]8,193.
TechNavio's analysts forecast the Global Oil and Gas Accumulator market to grow at a CAGR of 13.
With the purchase of Tobul, Freudenberg will strengthen its accumulator business and will further enhance its portfolio with the addition of innovative technical solutions, said Mohsen Sohi, speaker of Freudenberg Group's management board.
And the more selections you put in an accumulator the more likely it becomes that any mistakes a bookmaker has made will be cancelled out - and cancelled out many times over - by all the mistakes they have not made.
When 9th Street Investments helped finance Loveland's Lightning Hybrids, there was only one supplier making the requisite hydraulic accumulators that recycled brake power into the engine.
He struck gold when his accumulators came up on Sunday at William Hill.
Air pressure of at least 55 psi in the accumulator will prevent damper bottoming, which causes steering component damage and rough handling.
What are the prospects of a family of such energy accumulators being developed before our fossil fuel resources are totally exhausted?
Accumulator organiser Theresa Meek said the teams had made some fantastic achievements.