non·​cu·​mu·​la·​tive ˌnän-ˈkyü-myə-lə-tiv How to pronounce noncumulative (audio)
: not cumulative
especially, finance : not entitled to future payments of dividends or interest passed when normally due
noncumulative stock
noncumulative income bonds

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Trump administration said the act only requires consideration of direct, noncumulative impacts, which effectively took climate change off the table. Andrea Thompson, Scientific American, 2 Dec. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of noncumulative was in 1889

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Cite this Entry

“Noncumulative.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Mar. 2023.

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