Related formscu·mu·la·tive·ly, adverbcu·mu·la·tive·ness, nounun·cu·mu·la·tive, adjective
Examples from the Web for cumulative
Of course the participants of the sport are at higher risk for the cumulative effects of Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy.The MMA Fighters Have Gone Crazy: ‘Mayhem’ Miller the Latest in a Long Line of Psycho Pugilists|Robert Silverman|October 10, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Yet the cumulative efforts of this massive force had virtually no impact on the course of the war.Should the Military Pull All Forces Out of Afghanistan After 2014?|Daniel L. Davis|February 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In fact, this number represents the cumulative number of deaths in the U.S. from people diagnosed with AIDS, through 2010.
In 2010 the cumulative number of deaths from HIV in the U.S. was 636,048, according to the Centers for Disease Control.
Scientists have shown that the impact of repetitive concussions is cumulative--one builds on the other.
The non-arrival of an answer to his message had a cumulative effect upon the Squire's temper during the morning.The Squire's Daughter|Archibald Marshall
That goes a long way to redeem even three thousand pounds of all their cumulative vulgarity.Trilby|George Du Maurier
Thus, as before, there was cumulative jurisdiction over Masonry.A History of the Inquisition of Spain; vol. 4|Henry Charles Lea
With that exclamation the cumulative horrors, set to the most tuneful score in Italian opera, are over.The Complete Opera Book|Gustav Kobb
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|Sepharial
British Dictionary definitions for cumulative
- (of preference shares) entitling the holder to receive any arrears of dividend before any dividend is distributed to ordinary shareholders
- (of dividends or interest) intended to be accumulated if not paid when due
- (of a frequency) including all values of a variable either below or above a specified value
- (of error) tending to increase as the sample size is increased