|1.||growing in quantity, strength, or effect by successive additions or gradual steps: cumulative pollution|
|2.||gained by or resulting from a gradual building up: cumulative benefits|
|a. (of preference shares) entitling the holder to receive any arrears of dividend before any dividend is distributed to ordinary shareholders|
|b. (of dividends or interest) intended to be accumulated if not paid when due|
|a. (of a frequency) including all values of a variable either below or above a specified value|
|b. (of error) tending to increase as the sample size is increased|
cumulative cu·mu·la·tive (kyōōm'yə-lā'tĭv, -yə-lə-tĭv)
Increasing or enlarging by successive addition.
Acquired by or resulting from accumulation.
Of or relating to the sum of the frequencies of experimentally determined values of a random variable that are less than or equal to a specified value.
Of or relating to experimental error that increases in magnitude with each successive measurement.