Most of the accumulator cells were tight, and installing the relays wasn't a bad job at all.
He was not merely an accumulator of knowledge as it had been prepared by some one else.
The plant is the producer of food and accumulator of solar energy or force.
Yes, all these wonders have been wrought by the accumulator and the transformer.
Wilbur Edes was successful in his profession, but he was not an accumulator, and neither was she.
I have been a better dispenser than accumulator, like others of our name.
A storage battery, or accumulator is a device in which a chemical action is set up when an electric current is passed through it.
"Why, it is charging the accumulator of the lift," replied Mlle. Cadet.
He unsnapped his accumulator and crossed to the power generator.
When a negative plate is constructed in this manner, it is ready to be combined with the positives to form an accumulator.
In a central processing unit, a register in which intermediate results are stored. Without an accumulator, it would be necessary to write the result of each calculation (addition, multiplication, shift, etc.) to main memory and read them back. Access to main memory is slower than access to the accumulator which usually has direct paths to and from the arithmetic and logic unit (ALU).
The canonical example is summing a list of numbers. The accumulator is set to zero initially, each number in turn is added to the value in the accumulator and only when all numbers have been added is the result written to main memory.
Modern CPUs usually have many registers, all or many of which can be used as accumulators. For this reason, the term "accumulator" is somewhat archaic. Use of it as a synonym for "register" is a fairly reliable indication that the user has been around for quite a while and/or that the architecture under discussion is quite old. The term in full is almost never used of microprocessor registers, for example, though symbolic names for arithmetic registers beginning in "A" derive from historical use of the term "accumulator" (and not, actually, from "arithmetic"). Confusingly, though, an "A" register name prefix may also stand for "address", as for example on the Motorola 680x0 family.