accumulator accumulator  /ə ˈkjum jə ˌleɪ tər/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)
  2. (n) a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
  3. (n) (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register

Usage(s):

  1. Strange, strange things have gone under the hammer, some to end in dime curiosity shows, others to adorn the private amassings of eccentric or nouveaux accumulators.
  2. Posner, an aggressive and frequently feared accumulator of big blocks of corporate stock, controls more than 26% of Royal Crown's shares.
  3. His first apparatus was a battery of accumulators short-circuiting through a wire coil, producing a momentary magnetic field of high power.

News

  • Recall Alert: 2010 Toyota Prius and Lexus HS 250h

    Toyota is recalling around 87,000 model-year 2010 Prius hatchbacks and Lexus HS 250h sedans to fix a braking issue. According to the automaker, the brake pressure accumulator could develop a crack due to fatigue or internal vibration, interfering with the...
    on June 5, 2013     Source: Cars.com

Quotes

  1. "We always knew him to be a great accumulator of runs, but to score over 350 twice is indeed remarkable. One can't plan an innings like this from the start. It just comes as you go along. It is certainly an inspiration for all modern batsmen,"...
    on Apr 12, 2004 By: Sachin Tendulkar Source: Jamaica Observer

  2. "I think there were two plans over a 10-year period, which I had rolled forward: my racing accumulator. I actually put my money where my mouth is. I couldn't take them any further, the rules didn't allow that," says Sir Martin, who founded WPP...
    on Jan 2, 2006 By: Martin Sorrell Source: Independent

  3. "I disagree with those who say Sachin's best is past him," argues Ajit Wadekar. "Yes, with so much cricket being played these days and his increasing maturity, he has become more an accumulator than blaster...... but he'll score a hundred...
    on Jun 23, 2005 By: Ajit Wadekar Source: Times of India

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