Meaning of cumulative
Pronunciation: (ky'myu-lu-tiv, -lā"tiv), [key]
- increasing or growing by accumulation or successive additions: the cumulative effect of one rejection after another.
- formed by or resulting from accumulation or the addition of successive parts or elements.
- of or pertaining to interest or dividends that, if not paid when due, become a prior claim for payment in the future: cumulative preferred stocks.
- cumulative (Thesaurus)