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- n. Accumulation.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The act of heaping together; a heap. See accumulation.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The act of heaping together or piling up; accumulation.
- n. That which is cumulated or heaped together; a heap.
- n. In civil law, and thence in Scots and Louisiana law, combination of causes of action or defenses in a single proceeding; joinder, so that all must be tried together.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a collection of objects laid on top of each other
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For one, how can you really know someone unless you interact with them on a very personal level over a certain cumulation of time?
Now, a cumulation of mismanagement, inferior training, bad judgment calls and arrogance have come back to smack the force in the face.
The key take-away from Mark's post is that relationships develop over time, and given the importance and longevity of the VC/founder relationship it benefits from the cumulation of interaction and data sharing between the parties.
Writes of Passage is the cumulation of over 30 years of writing poetry; her first poem being a reactionary poem about the Vietnam War at the tender age of nine.
The dismissal of the prosecution shall have the same effect as acquittal, except that the conviction may be considered as a first offense and provide the basis for subsequent prosecution of the party as a multiple offender, and further shall be considered as a first offense for purposes of any other law or laws relating to cumulation of offenses.
So if you take Wikipedia as a kind of unit, all of Wikipedia, the whole project — every page, every edit, every talk page, every line of code, in every language that Wikipedia exists in — that represents something like the cumulation of 100 million hours of human thought.
It shows the cumulation of events that shaped his point of view and drove him down this course of action.
It is not just one friend or one incident, there is a cumulation of influences that have been an integral part of his life and they all add up.
You are talking about the cumulation of a 30+ year strategy starting in the 1980s.
And history, I believe, is the cumulation of all those actions.