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Definition of "accumulator" []

  • One that accumulates: an accumulator of old magazines. (noun)
  • A register or electric circuit in a calculator or computer, in which the results of arithmetical and logical operations are formed. (noun)
  • Chiefly British An automobile storage battery. (noun)

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 "accumulator" in a sentence
  • "Lastly, by treating the exhausted battery as an accumulator, that is to say, by passing a current through it in the opposite direction, we restore the various products to their original condition; the copper absorbs oxygen, and the alkali is restored, while the zinc is deposited; but the spongy state of the deposited zinc necessitates its being submitted to a process, or to its being received upon a mercury support."
  • "The device will be hooked up to an Iodine Crew Water Container on the station and water will be transferred into an accumulator, which is a plastic bag inside a hard container."
  • "Cavanagh put on a £5 accumulator, which is understood to have included three other matches."