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[kyoo-myuh-ley-shuh n]
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  1. the act of cumulating; accumulation.
  2. a heap; mass.
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Origin of cumulation

First recorded in 1610–20; cumulate + -ion
Related formsde·cu·mu·la·tion, noun
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Related Words for cumulation

gathering, congeries, collection, stockpile, mass, heap, pile, stack, assemblage, amassment

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Historical Examples of cumulation

  • Inherited the feeling must be,—but through what cumulation of ancestral pain?

    Exotics and Retrospectives

    Lafcadio Hearn

  • They depend for their consistency on repetition; there is no attempt at cumulation.

  • All this proves that what Hegel regarded as an evolution of the race is only a cumulation.

  • Cumulation, therefore, does not account for the effects noted in the other rabbit.

  • Swift tried to look indifferent at this cumulation of trust.

Word Origin and History for cumulation


1610s, noun of action from cumulate.

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