cumulative
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv/, /ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪtɪv/
Adjective

cumulative

  1. Incorporating all current and previous data up to the present or at the time of measuring or collating
  2. That is formed by an accumulation of successive additions
    • 1605, Francis Bacon, The Advancement of Learning
      As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original.
    • The argument […] is in very truth not logical and single, but moral and cumulative.
  3. That tends to accumulate
  4. (finance) Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid
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