• WordNet 3.6
    • n cumulation a collection of objects laid on top of each other
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Cumulation The act of heaping together; a heap. See Accumulation.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n cumulation The act of heaping together or piling up; accumulation.
    • n cumulation That which is cumulated or heaped together; a heap.
    • n cumulation In civil law, and thence in Scots and Louisiana law, combination of causes of action or defenses in a single proceeding; joinder, so that all must be tried together. The right to have several defenses proponed and discussed severally and without cumulation is the right to put in one at a time and have it disposed of, and then if necessary to put in another, and so on.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Cumulation = Accumulation
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  • Wallace D. Wattles
    Wallace D. Wattles
    “Success action is cumulative in its results.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Cf. F. cumulation,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. cumulāre, -ātumcumulus, a heap.


In literature:

When Ah starts makin' up de berths you kin sweep out de cah an' 'cumulate de sheets an' pillow cases.
"Lady Luck" by Hugh Wiley
The picture is a tragic one, cumulative in its horrific details.
"The Merry-Go-Round" by Carl Van Vechten
These are, to some extent, an argument against the cumulative inheritance of such effects.
"Are the Effects of Use and Disuse Inherited?" by William Platt Ball
By this method of procedure it will be found that a cumulative effect is produced and success more speedily ensured.
"How to Read the Crystal" by Sepharial
Caffeine is a poison which is cumulative in its effects, and an excess of which has not infrequently caused death.
"Alcohol: A Dangerous and Unnecessary Medicine, How and Why" by Martha M. Allen
It belongs to the aptly called "cumulative" tales.
"Here and Now Story Book" by Lucy Sprague Mitchell
But one cannot follow the work of the public health guardians without feeling the cumulative force of progress.
"McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908." by Various
The big game was yet new to him, and the volume of wealth suggested was cumulatively overpowering.
"The Dominant Dollar" by Will Lillibridge
Their children inherited the size of their parents and to this the elixir added, and so on, cumulatively, for successive generations.
"The Strange Adventures of Mr. Middleton" by Wardon Allan Curtis
Third, one indigestion incubated by cumulative series of pie and complicated by attentions from one large centipede.
"The Gay Rebellion" by Robert W. Chambers

In poetry:

Such a lot of paste
And twine it took, and wrapping or daily paper,
And twists for its tail, lest it cut too great a caper
Up in the cumulous, out in the bellying, buoying air. . . .
Now it hangs there!
"Kites" by William Rose Benet

In news:

Internet Explorer 6 Cumulative Vulnerability Patch.
"Vol 19, 1997 Cumulative Index," IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, vol 19, no.
Citigroup's Non- Cumulative Preferred Stock , Series AA Yield Pushes Past 7. Dividend stock analysis.
Cash Dividend On The Way From Apartment Investment & Management's Class Z Cumulative Preferred Stock .
The effect will be powerful, and the cumulative effect of doing such debriefings over months will be evident in your performance.
" As many as 50 new dispensers were created in 2009, says Vittoria, with the cumulative total "in the thousands.
In 2013, as a result of cumulative indexing, this amount is projected to increase to $14,000 per person.
SCIENCE is a cumulative, fairly collegial venture.
Cumulatively, members have reported spending between $27,700 – $42,850 since we asked educators to start logging their out-of-pocket spending with us.
Royal Bank of Scotland Group's Non-Cumulative Dollar Preference Shares Cross 7% Yield Mark.
I'm thinking it's the cumulative good vibe for this weekend's Heritage BBQ that's keeping the remnants of Hurricane Isaac in check.
Pakhoed NV will reportedly publish a prospectus for the issue of a maximum of four million cumulative financing preference shares.
The participants in each age group with the highest cumulative distance in the three events are the winners.
If he gets his way–abolishing tax cuts for high earners–this will raise a cumulative total of just $80 billion by then, reducing Obama's projected debt in 2014 by less than one-half of 1 percent.
The group has a whole website set up on changing the US visa process through reforms it argues could lead to "1.3 million US jobs by 2020" and "$859 billion in cumulative additional economic output.

In science:

Cumulative probability distributions of out-degree (top panel) and in-degree (lower panel) of the Web graphs containing 5 × 106 nodes for varying rigidity of the graph 1/β ≡ α/(1 − α).
Adaptive Random Walks on the Class of Web Graph
The cumulative XLF of both the detections and the upper limits are consistent with those from previous x-ray selected samples.
Multi-wavelength Surveys for Distant Clusters
Cumulative fraction of total X-ray luminosity partaken by sources detected with Chandra in 47 Tuc (left) and in ω Cen.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
In Fig. 5 I plot the cumulative X-ray flux of the Chandra sources, starting with the brightest one.
X-ray sources in globular clusters
PN is calculated for each Monte Carlo event from equation (3.2) and equation (3.3). A cumulative count of the Monte Carlo events yielding such a PN yields the cumulative probability of that events, PT , given by the vertical axis.
A Search for Gamma-Ray Bursts and Pulsars, and the Application of Kalman Filters to Gamma-Ray Reconstruction