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EtymologyEdit

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

AdjectiveEdit

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
    • Francis Bacon
      As for knowledge which man receiveth by teaching, it is cumulative, not original.
    • Trench
      The argument [] is in very truth not logical and single, but moral and cumulative.
  3. That tends to accumulate
  4. (finance) Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid

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cumulative

  1. feminine singular of cumulatif

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AdjectiveEdit

cumulative

  1. feminine plural of cumulativo
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