accumulative accumulative  /ə ˈkjum jə ˌleɪ tɪv/


  1. (adj) increasing by successive addition
  2. (adj) marked by acquiring or amassing


  1. The corporate sector, which admires his accumulative skills, would have seen his inclusion as further reassurance.
  2. John Connally, a Democrat but getting ready for a political sex change, is an awesome accumulative sight right now in Texas.
  3. To the employes was due $700,000 from an accumulative yearly bonus which the company paid them under contract.



  1. "It is all over for him. He is sunk", Khan said, adding "He has lost touch with Pakistan. It is a crisis of his own making and the accumulative effect of his miscalculations."
    on Jul 31, 2007 By: Imran Khan Source: Hindu

  2. "Animation is an accumulative process, taking one step at a time, like laying bricks," Oshii said. "You decide on a plan, lay the foundation, then take out your blueprint, look at it and start building. But with a live-action film, you don't...
    on Dec 21, 2009 By: Mamoru Oshii Source: Anime News Network

  3. "I'm not going to defend how I coach. I don't need to do that," Edwards said. "My tenure will tell you how I coach and it's not on one year, one season or two seasons. It's accumulative."
    on Dec 29, 2008 By: Herm Edwards Source:

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