• WordNet 3.6
    • adj accumulative marked by acquiring or amassing "we live in an accumulative society"
    • adj accumulative increasing by successive addition "the benefits are cumulative","the eventual accumulative effect of these substances"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Australian Graham Barker extracted his own belly button fluff every day for 18 years acquiring a record-breaking amount of fluff. He hopes to accumulate enough fluff to stuff a pillow
    • a Accumulative Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The most snow accumulation in a one-day period was 75.8 inches at Silver Lake, Colorado, in April 1921.
    • accumulative Tending to or arising from accumulation; cumulative.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Vaseline was created by Robert Chesebrough in 1870. He developed it after visiting Titusville, PA in 1859. While there he noticed that workers were treating cuts and burns with grease that accumulated on drill rods from the oil fields.
    • adj Accumulative heaping up
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  • Graham Greene
    “Unhappiness in a child accumulates because he sees no end to the dark tunnel. The thirteen weeks of a term might just as well be thirteen years.”
  • Clarence Day
    Clarence Day
    “Creatures whose mainspring is curiosity enjoy the accumulating of facts far more than the pausing at times to reflect on those facts.”
  • H.G. Wells
    “Biologically the species is the accumulation of the experiments of all its successful individuals since the beginning.”
  • Henry Brooks Adams
    “Nothing in education is so astonishing as the amount of ignorance it accumulates in the form of inert facts.”
  • Junius
    “One precedent creates another and they soon accumulate and constitute law. What yesterday was a fact, today is doctrine.”
  • Siddha Nagarjuna
    Siddha Nagarjuna
    “An anthill increases by accumulation. Medicine is consumed by distribution. That which is feared lessens by association. This is the thing to understand.”


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.—ad, to, cumulus, a heap.


In literature:

But soon the novelty wore away, and his constitutional despondency returned with accumulated power.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
"Journals Of Two Expeditions Of Discovery In North-West And Western Australia, Vol. 2 (of 2)" by George Grey
He wants them to have everything in common, and to feel that for an individual to accumulate anything is a disgrace.
"The American Missionary, Vol. 43, No. 8, August, 1889" by Various
For some time after his friend disappeared, the railroad man sat idly turning over the mass of papers accumulating on the desk.
"Bought and Paid For" by Arthur Hornblow
M. Trouve exhibited a small boat and a tricycle, both worked by Plante accumulators, at Paris, in 1881.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 620, November 19,1887" by Various
The accumulation of fifty francs apiece was thus a limitless perspective.
"The Grey Wig: Stories and Novelettes" by Israel Zangwill
Through the accumulation of small injuries it is that constitutions are commonly undermined, and break down, long before their time.
"Essays on Education and Kindred Subjects" by Herbert Spencer
In other words he can apportion his vast store of accumulated merit to such persons and in such manner as he chooses.
"Hinduism And Buddhism, Volume II. (of 3)" by Charles Eliot
Now he got out his razor and painstakingly scraped away the accumulated beard.
"Burned Bridges" by Bertrand W. Sinclair
The element sodium has, in fact, accumulated in the ocean during the whole of geological time.
"The Birth-Time of the World and Other Scientific Essays" by J. (John) Joly
There need be no sagging, jamming, or accumulation of dust in drawers that are well constructed.
"The Complete Home" by Various
The early folks based their theories on the accumulated knowledge of their age.
"Myths of Babylonia and Assyria" by Donald A. Mackenzie
You tie a vein, and you find that the blood accumulates on the side of the ligature opposite the heart.
"Lay Sermons, Addresses and Reviews" by Thomas Henry Huxley
The oil piping should be thoroughly inspected and cleaned out if there is any accumulation of dirt.
"Steam Turbines" by Hubert E. Collins
Salts in the ocean continuously accumulate.
"The Economic Aspect of Geology" by C. K. Leith
I tried to make her feel my own sense of an accumulating cruelty to Rachel.
"The Passionate Friends" by Herbert George Wells
Franklin was prospered in business, paid his debts, and began to accumulate a little property.
"Benjamin Franklin, A Picture of the Struggles of Our Infant Nation One Hundred Years Ago" by John S. C. Abbott
Even perhaps a proportion of accumulated money may reasonably go to friend or kin.
"New Worlds For Old" by Herbert George Wells
What effect has this accumulation of blood in the lungs?
"A Treatise on Anatomy, Physiology, and Hygiene (Revised Edition)" by Calvin Cutter
We wasted in the process nine-tenths for every one-tenth of wealth accumulated by the exploiter.
"The Evolution of the Country Community" by Warren H. Wilson

In poetry:

Is motherhood a trade you make
A living by?
And does the wealth you so may use,
Squander, accumulate, abuse,
Show motherhood as high?
"The Malingerer" by Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman
The Keeper of the Sky has hasped his Doors,
Forgetting Zal's accumulative Roars,
And drunk with Night's Elixir, prone he lies
In Warp of dreamless Sleep - and Woof of Snores.
"The Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyám Jr." by Wallace Irwin
And time rolls on!—time, charged with the redressing
Of past injustice, past forgetfulness,
Brings up the arrear-accumulated blessing,
And blesses men, in that it failed to bless.
"Changes Wrought" by John Bowring
"The common sin of babyhood - objecting to be drest -
If you leave it to accumulate at compound interest,
For anything you know, may represent, if you're alive,
A burglary or murder at the age of thirty-five.
"Mister William" by William Schwenck Gilbert
ENAMOURED of the belle, his lands he sold;
The family estates were turned to gold;
And many who the purchases had made,
With pelf accumulated by their trade,
Assumed the airs of men of noble birth:—
Fair subjects oft for ridicule and mirth!
"The Falcon" by Jean de La Fontaine

In news:

Others have found it accumulating on the Gulf floor.
I've been irked by tote bags accumulating around the house for a long time.
Sadly the 10 million inhabitants of this country, along with their ancestors, have over many a millennia accumulated only 14 recipes.
There are no points to accumulate, no rewards to cash in, and no programs to join for guests to receive a free "Twice as Nice" vacation stay at The Palmyra , a Solís Resort & Spa.
Shed those accumulating loyalty cards that turn what was once a normal key ring into a plastic ninja star.
P-R Photo/Julie Robinson Robard This array of patent medicine bottles was accumulated in a backwoods dump behind the farmhouse in Maine where columnist Julie Robinson Robards grew up.
Clint Didier has accumulated a wealth of information about what he believes are the shortcomings of Public Lands Commissioner Peter Goldmark .
Plowing Complaints to Public Advocate Accumulated Like, Well.
During rainstorms, especially in autumn, leaves that accumulate in gutters often end up clogging storm drains.
The NTSB concluded that the probable cause of this incident was the loss of reliable airspeed indication due to ice accumulation on the air-data/ pitot sensors.
Awards were presented to those who accumulated the most points during the seasons event.
Talon 's trucks have accumulated about 6.5 million miles of SCR field testing since 2002.
Snow continues to accumulate around much of Missouri, with an additional one to three inches expected before tapering off to flurries from northwest to southeast Missouri this afternoon.
In every single case he has moved down to accumulate extra picks.
Plaque stability is related to macrophage and T-cell accumulation, and the amount of extracellular lipid.

In science:

If Lo (Ai ) > 0 then |Ai | = +∞ and then ∞ is an accumulation point of Ai in X .
Classification on the average of random walks
At this time, we are still accumulating quantitative evidence in a corpus of transcribed human-human dialogs in the air travel domain to make this claim more precise.
Modeling informational novelty in a conversational system with a hybrid statistical and grammar-based approach to natural language generation
It thus turns out to be preferable to average the estimates of the free energy density obtained by different runs rather than using very long strips for which one would accumulate truncation errors.
Quenched bond dilution in two-dimensional Potts models
One theory for biological ageing is the accumulation of bad inherited mutations.
Applications and Sexual Version of a Simple Model for Biological Ageing
Note, however, that the results accumulated during the optimization procedure are added to the final estimate.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Variance() returns the variance accumulated in the channel.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
Reset() resets the result etc. accumulated so far.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
In Add Point() the accumulative result, the result squared and the weight per channel are increased and the number of generated points is incremented.
AMEGIC++ 1.0, A Matrix Element Generator In C++
The segments for which the solvent is poor will cluster into a dense core and solvated segments will tend to accumulate on the outside of the globule.
Coil-Globule Transition for Regular, Random and Specially Designed Copolymers: Monte Carlo Simulation and Self-Consistent Field Theory
On the other hand, numerical evidence has been accumulated , showing that energy levels of a quantum system, whose classical counterpart is chaotic, have a statistical behavior described by Wigner’s random matrix theory (RMT), on the mean level spacing scale.
Quantum Dynamics and Random Matrix Theory
When two or more reptons accumulate at the same lattice site they form a part of stored length, which can then diffuse along the chain.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
For long chains and stronger driving fields the spectrum of H gets an accumulation of eigenvalues near the zero eigenvalue of the stationary state.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
For finite ǫ and longer chains a massive accumulation of small eigenvalues near the ground state eigenvalue starts to emerge.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
In four years of exposure, more than 106 neutrino interactions have been accumulated in the emulsion target, out of which several thousands lead to the production of a charmed particle.
MC generators in CHORUS
Combes (1996) most of such rings form by gas accumulation in resonances.
Spiral Structure and Galaxy Environment