cumulative

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From cumulate +‎ -ive. Compare also French cumulatif, Italian cumulativo and Spanish cumulativo.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪv/, /ˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪtɪv/
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Adjective[edit]

cumulative (comparative more cumulative, superlative most cumulative)

  1. Incorporating all current and previous data up to the present or at the time of measuring or collating.
  2. That is formed by an accumulation of successive additions.
    1. (linguistics) Adding one statement to another.
      cumulative conjunctions like and, both…and and as well as
  3. That tends to accumulate.
  4. (finance) Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid.
  5. (law) (of evidence, witnesses, etc.) Intended to illustrate an argument that has already been demonstrated excessively.
    The state wants to bring in ten blood-spatter experts to testify. Your Honor, that is cumulative testimony.

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French[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

cumulative

  1. feminine singular of cumulatif

Italian[edit]

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cumulative

  1. feminine plural of cumulativo