cumulative effect


: an effect produced by something happening over a long period of time
the cumulative effect(s) of smoking on the body

Examples of cumulative effect in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web And then there’s the cumulative effect on your résumé, what message your employment history sends to future employers. Byscott Galloway, Fortune, 23 Apr. 2024 But the cumulative effect of all of this has many experts in the eating disorder field worried about how this might affect their patients. Cole Kazdin, TIME, 16 Apr. 2024 The cumulative effect leads to the possibility that the next generational talent could one day not only choose to play with the pros early, but also receive top-notch treatment and development opportunities on the other side. Thuc Nhi Nguyen, Los Angeles Times, 14 Apr. 2024 These actions only exacerbate the cumulative effect of decades of inequitable policies related to the education of African American students. Raymond Pierce, Forbes, 15 Feb. 2024 The cumulative effect of rising costs, high sticker prices and increasing financial discount rates forecasts a deepening financial crisis on every level, with impacts determined in part by wealth, location, academic program and size. Brian Mitchell, Forbes, 14 Feb. 2024 Based on the number of vents that show up in seismic data on both sides of the North Atlantic, Berndt estimates that there were thousands of them erupting at the start of the PETM, so their cumulative effect on the climate would have been enormous. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, 4 Oct. 2023 Each increase by itself does not amount to much, but the cumulative effect is to add to the unaffordability of the region. Letters To The Editor, The Mercury News, 1 Feb. 2024 The cumulative effect of retailers deploying AI at scale to nudge, sway, and even manipulate consumer shopping decisions raises ethical questions about transparency and consent. Elijah Clark, Forbes, 28 Nov. 2023

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“Cumulative effect.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 May. 2024.

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