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- Incorporating all current and previous data up to the present or at the time of measuring or collating.
- That is formed by an accumulation of successive additions.
- 1605, Francis Bacon, “(please specify |book=1 or 2)”, in The Tvvoo Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the Proficience and Aduancement of Learning, Diuine and Humane, London: […] [Thomas Purfoot and Thomas Creede] for Henrie Tomes, […], OCLC 932932554:
- As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original.
- 1850, Richard Chenevix Trench, Notes on the Miracles of Our Lord
- The argument […] is in very truth not logical and single, but moral and cumulative.
- (linguistics) Adding one statement to another.
- cumulative conjunctions like and, both…and and as well as
- That tends to accumulate.
- (finance) Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid.
- (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.
incorporating all data up to the present