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  • IPA(key): /ˌkjuːm.jə.ˈleɪ.ʃən/
  • Hyphenation: cu‧mu‧la‧tion
  • Rhymes: -eɪʃən


cumulation (countable and uncountable, plural cumulations)

  1. Accumulation.
    • 1859, The Veterinarian, volume XXXII-V, fourth series, page 82:
      The cumulation and toleration of medicines.
    • 1982, Journal of the Indian Chemical Society, volume 59, page 1329:
      The Cumulation of Methylmercury and Phenylmercury Species on Alga.
    • 1997, Graham Bell, The basics of selection, page 15:
      Very improbable structures readily arise through the cumulation of small alterations.
    • 2004, Leslie Kish, Statistical design for research, page 186:
      Changes in internal boundaries can also occur more frequently and can complicate cumulations of data for cities [...]
  2. The effect of free trade agreements on the rules of origin in calculating importation tariffs, quotas, etc.
    • 2013, Switzerland Federal Department of Finance, [1]:
      Cumulation is a deviation from the principle that goods must be produced entirely in the country of exportation, or have undergone sufficient working or processing there, in order to qualify as originating goods. Cumulation makes it possible for goods from a free trade partner to be treated the same as those originating in the country of exportation.

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