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Definition of "accumulative" []

  • Characterized by or showing the effects of accumulation; cumulative. (adjective)
  • Tending to accumulate. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "accumulative" in a sentence
  • "Gladwell says the best succeed because of hard work, innate talent and a confluence of circumstances that some call accumulative advantage, and some call luck."
  • "There is a well-marked distinction between the excitable and what I will call the accumulative temperament in patients."
  • "The genius of the language has been described as accumulative: it "tends rather to add syllables or letters, making farther distinctions in objects already before the mind, than to introduce new words.""