• IPA: /ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv/, /ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪtɪv/


  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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