What does cumulative mean?

Definitions for cumulativeˈkyu myə lə tɪv, -ˌleɪ tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. accumulative, cumulative(adj)

    increasing by successive addition

    "the benefits are cumulative"; "the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"


  1. cumulative(Adjective)

    Incorporating all data up to the present

  2. cumulative(Adjective)

    That is formed by accumulation of successive additions

  3. cumulative(Adjective)

    That tends to accumulate

  4. cumulative(Adjective)

    Having priority rights to receive a dividend that accrue until paid

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cumulative(adj)

    composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated

  2. Cumulative(adj)

    augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds

  3. Cumulative(adj)

    tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence

  4. Cumulative(adj)

    given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy

  5. Origin: [Cf. F. cumulatif.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumulative in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of cumulative in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Bill Stone:

    There has been a cumulative net outflow so far this year but not too severe.

  2. Jim Blankenship:

    The idea is to get some income coming in early but also look at the cumulative lifetime cash flow.

  3. Greg McBride:

    Now is the time to take action, so you're not susceptible to the cumulative effect of rising interest rates.

  4. Steve Jones:

    It's a cumulative problem that creates an obstacle course for whales that only gets more cluttered year by year.

  5. Li Huiyong:

    Do n’t underestimate the cumulative effect of the cuts in interest rates and RRR, this wo n’t be the last cut.

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