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cu·mu·la·tive

 (kyo͞om′yə-lā′tĭv, -yə-lə-tĭv)
adj.
1. Increasing or enlarging by successive addition.
2. Acquired by or resulting from accumulation.
3. Of or relating to interest or a dividend that is added to the next payment if not paid when due.
4. Law
a. Supporting the same point as earlier evidence: cumulative evidence.
b. Imposed with greater severity upon a repeat offender: cumulative punishment.
c. Following successively; consecutive: cumulative sentences.
5. Statistics
a. Of or relating to the total observed frequency of data, or the probability of a random variable, that is less than or equal to a specified value.
b. Of or relating to experimental error that increases in magnitude with each successive measurement.

cu′mu·la′tive·ly adv.
cu′mu·la′tive·ness n.

cumulative

(ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv)
adj
1. growing in quantity, strength, or effect by successive additions or gradual steps: cumulative pollution.
2. gained by or resulting from a gradual building up: cumulative benefits.
3. (Banking & Finance) finance
a. (of preference shares) entitling the holder to receive any arrears of dividend before any dividend is distributed to ordinary shareholders
b. (of dividends or interest) intended to be accumulated if not paid when due
4. (Statistics) statistics
a. (of a frequency) including all values of a variable either below or above a specified value
b. (of error) tending to increase as the sample size is increased
ˈcumulatively adv
ˈcumulativeness n

cu•mu•la•tive

(ˈkyu myə lə tɪv, -ˌleɪ tɪv)

adj.
1. increasing or growing by accumulation or successive additions.
2. formed by or resulting from accumulation or the addition of successive elements.
3. of or pertaining to interest or dividends that, if not paid when due, become a prior claim for payment in the future.
[1595–1605]
cu′mu•la•tive•ly, adv.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.cumulative - increasing by successive additioncumulative - increasing by successive addition; "the benefits are cumulative"; "the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"
additive - characterized or produced by addition; "an additive process"

cumulative

adjective collective, increasing, aggregate, amassed, accruing, snowballing, accumulative Skin cancer can be caused by the cumulative effect of years of exposure to the sun.

cumulative

adjective
Increasing, as in force, by successive additions:
Translations
مُتراكِم، مُتَجَمِّـع
narůstající
kumulativ
fokozódóhalmozott
smávaxandi
tolydžio augantis/didėjantis
augošspieaugošs
birikerek artankümülatif

cumulative

[ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv] ADJcumulativo

cumulative

[ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv] adjcumulatif/ive

cumulative

adjgesamt, kumulativ (geh); the cumulative debts of ten yearsdie Schulden, die sich im Lauf von zehn Jahren angehäuft haben/hatten

cumulative

[ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv] adjcumulativo/a
cumulative frequency (Statistics) → frequenza cumulata

cumulative

(ˈkjuːmjulətiv) adjective
becoming greater by stages or additions. This drug has a cumulative effect.

cumulative

adj acumulativo
References in classic literature ?
I believe," continued Lawrence, "that there have been cases where the cumulative effect of a drug, administered for some time, has ended by causing death.
Strychnine is, in a certain sense, a cumulative poison, but it would be quite impossible for it to result in sudden death in this way.
The cumulative effect of all the dreadful sights which we had seen upon our journey was heavy upon my soul.
He was convinced of Neville's innocence of any part in the ugly disappearance; and yet so many little circumstances combined so wofully against him, that he dreaded to add two more to their cumulative weight.
What he desires is to absorb as many lives as he can, and he has laid himself out to achieve it in a cumulative way.
It was the cumulative effect of having a mother in reduced circumstances and grumbling about it, of being compelled to work and grumbling about that, and of achieving in her work only a semi-success and grumbling about that also, that--backed by her looks--enabled Claire to give quite a number of people, and Bill Dawlish in particular, the impression that she was a modern martyr, only sustained by her indomitable courage.
Tulliver was in a position neither new nor striking, but, like other every-day things, sure to have a cumulative effect that will be felt in the long run: he was held to be a much more substantial man than he really was.
The audience ended by fairly roaring under the cumulative effect of absurdity.
Sacred cities, to which a periodical religious pilgrimage was enjoined, or stringent laws and customs, tending to invigorate the national bond, were the check on the old rovers; and the cumulative values of long residence are the restraints on the itineracy of the present day.
Do they yield so laudably to the vast and cumulative influence of such enterprise and such renown; do those little rills become absorbed so quietly and easily, and, as it were by the influence of natural laws, so beautifully, in the swoop of the majestic stream as it flows upon its wondrous way enriching the surrounding lands; that their course is perfectly to be calculated, and distinctly to be predicated?
Their cumulative effect is certainly considerable, and yet each of them is quite possible in itself.
The determination of 5% shareholders allows for the computation of cumulative ownership shifts.