# cumulative

## adjective

cu·mu·la·tive
ˈkyü-myə-lə-tiv

-ˌlā-

1

a

**:**increasing by successive additions

b

**:**made up of accumulated parts

2

**:**tending to prove the same point

cumulative evidence

3

a

**:**taking effect upon completion of another penal sentence

a cumulative sentence

b

**:**increasing in severity with repetition of the offense

cumulative penalty

4

**:**formed by the addition of new material of the same kind

a cumulative book index

5

**:**summing or integrating overall data or values of a random variable less than or less than or equal to a specified value

cumulative normal distribution

cumulative frequency distribution

6

finance

a

**:**to be added if not paid when normally due to the next payment or a future payment

cumulative preferred dividends

cumulative interest

b

of stock

**:**bearing such a dividendcumulative preferred stock

cumulatively
adverb

cumulativeness
noun

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