from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Increasing or enlarging by successive addition.
- adj. Acquired by or resulting from accumulation.
- adj. Of or relating to interest or a dividend that is added to the next payment if not paid when due.
- adj. Law Supporting the same point as earlier evidence: cumulative evidence.
- adj. Law Imposed with greater severity upon a repeat offender: cumulative punishment.
- adj. Law Following successively; consecutive: cumulative sentences.
- adj. Statistics Of or relating to the sum of the frequencies of experimentally determined values of a random variable that are less than or equal to a specified value.
- adj. Statistics Of or relating to experimental error that increases in magnitude with each successive measurement.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Incorporating all data up to the present
- adj. That is formed by accumulation of successive additions
- adj. That tends to accumulate
- adj. Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.
- adj. Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions.
- adj. Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.
- adj. Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Adding to; increasing the mass, weight, number, extent, amount, or force of (things of the same kind): as, cumulative materials; cumulative arguments or testimony. See below.
- Increasing by successive additions: as, the cumulative action of a force.
- Composed of aggregated parts; composite; brought together by degrees.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. increasing by successive addition
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