accumulative

adjective
ac·​cu·​mu·​la·​tive | \ ə-ˈkyü-m(y)ə-ˌlā-tiv How to pronounce accumulative (audio) , -lə- How to pronounce accumulative (audio) \

Definition of accumulative

1 : cumulative an age of rapid and accumulative change
2 : tending or given to accumulation

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Other Words from accumulative

accumulatively adverb
accumulativeness noun

Examples of accumulative in a Sentence

The accumulative effect of his injuries forced him to retire. the accumulative effect of all her worries was to seriously undermine her health
Recent Examples on the Web The shift also helped make the Hong Kong stock exchange the world leader in IPOs last year, with 135 companies raising an accumulative $36.5 billion. Eamon Barrett, Fortune, "Amid Protests, Hong Kong’s Stock Exchange May Lose Chance at Alibaba Listing—Again," 21 Aug. 2019 Although the four latest injuries aren’t considered significant, the accumulative impact could be taxing. Jeff Miller, latimes.com, "Four Angels go on disabled list, giving them 15 on it now," 16 June 2018 The accumulative feeling as people glance at their books piling up on the shelves, however, can have questionable adverse side effects. Leonard Hoffman, The Christian Science Monitor, "Readers write: Author Steve Coll’s work, US and world relations, connections across cultures, the comfort of books," 14 Apr. 2018 Currently to get into Lincoln, a student has to score at or above the 60 percentile in math and reading on a national standardized test, have an accumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or better and exhibit good citizenship. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Hoping to enroll your child at Lincoln Prep? Chances are better now | The Kansas City Star," 9 Mar. 2018 But what goes up comes down, and 9% was wiped off the board’s accumulative market cap on Tuesday as investors retreated. Fortune, "China’s wobbly giants," 27 July 2019 Although the four latest injuries aren’t considered significant, the accumulative impact could be taxing. Jeff Miller, latimes.com, "Four Angels go on disabled list, giving them 15 on it now," 16 June 2018 The accumulative feeling as people glance at their books piling up on the shelves, however, can have questionable adverse side effects. Leonard Hoffman, The Christian Science Monitor, "Readers write: Author Steve Coll’s work, US and world relations, connections across cultures, the comfort of books," 14 Apr. 2018 Currently to get into Lincoln, a student has to score at or above the 60 percentile in math and reading on a national standardized test, have an accumulative grade point average of at least 2.5 or better and exhibit good citizenship. Mará Rose Williams, kansascity, "Hoping to enroll your child at Lincoln Prep? Chances are better now | The Kansas City Star," 9 Mar. 2018

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First Known Use of accumulative

1641, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for accumulative

accumulate + -ive

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The first known use of accumulative was in 1641

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“Accumulative.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/accumulative. Accessed 20 Feb. 2020.

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accumulative

adjective
How to pronounce accumulative (audio) How to pronounce accumulative (audio)

English Language Learners Definition of accumulative

: growing or increasing over time

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