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Definition of Cumulative

Cumulative

  1. Composed of parts in a heap; forming a mass; aggregated.
  2. Augmenting, gaining, or giving force, by successive additions; as, a cumulative argument, i. e., one whose force increases as the statement proceeds.
  3. Tending to prove the same point to which other evidence has been offered; -- said of evidence.
  4. Given by same testator to the same legatee; -- said of a legacy.

Cumulative Quotations

Raising children is an incredibly hard and risky business in which no cumulative wisdom is gained: each generation repeats the mistakes the previous one made.
Bill Cosby

The theory of evolution by cumulative natural selection is the only theory we know of that is in principle capable of explaining the existence of organized complexity.
Richard Dawkins

Baseball happens to be a game of cumulative tension but football, basketball and hockey are played with hand grenades and machine guns.
John Leonard

A man's accomplishments in life are the cumulative effect of his attention to detail.
John Foster Dulles

Even the most wretched individual of our present society could not exist and develop without the cumulative social efforts of countless generations.
Mikhail Bakunin
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Cumulative Translations

cumulative in German is gesamt, geballt, anwachsend
cumulative in Spanish is cumulativo, acumulativo
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