Definition of 'cumulative'
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The policy's cumulative cost is about to pass 20 billion. Times, Sunday Times (2016)These look small but frequently have an appalling cumulative impact due to the effects of compounding. Times, Sunday Times (2015)Their cumulative impact did not at first produce anything like a uniform society. The American Nation: A History of the United States to 1877 (1995)The cumulative increase will take the rise into double figures. Times, Sunday Times (2010)The trouble is that the cumulative effect of those clashes build. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But they could be outweighed by the cumulative effect of other considerations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)It warned that the cumulative impact of all the measures announced in the budget on work incentives was unclear. Times, Sunday Times (2015)The cumulative effect of loud noise is damage to the specialised hair cells in the inner ear that are essential to hearing. Times, Sunday Times (2006)The cumulative effect of breathing, retraining and relaxation exercises will be to reduce arousal. The Beat Fatigue Workbook - how to identify the causes (1988)Some of the cumulative effects of ongoing stress are fatigue, sleep problems and poor health. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Each improvement may seem trivial, but the cumulative effect can be huge. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If you persist in training your mind to follow positive thought patterns, the cumulative effect is enormous. M.E. and You - a self-help plan (1988)A few successful attempts at recall will be cumulative in their effect. 23 Steps to Successful Achievement (1972)It is one of his party pieces, and he understands its cumulative power as well as any leading conductor today. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Having been beguiled by its strong and cumulative impact, we are surprised when it comes to a sombre and lonely end. Times, Sunday Times (2014)These effects can be cumulative, occurring after the passengers have been riding in the vehicle for a certain number of miles or minutes. An Alternative Approach to Allergies (1990)A spokesman said that the figures reflected the cumulative effect of immigration over the past 40 years. Times, Sunday Times (2007)But there are increasing worries at their cumulative impact on the Hunter Valley. Times, Sunday Times (2010)If you're anything like me, the cumulative effect was utter misery. The Sun (2013)To explain such wonders it is necessary, he says, that we understand the power of cumulative selection. Christianity Today (2000)Yet it's a determinedly quiet play whose impact is cumulative, as we see how all these finely drawn characters are constrained by custom or cash. Times, Sunday Times (2014)
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Translations for 'cumulative'
British English: cumulative ADJECTIVE
If a series of events have a cumulative effect, each event makes the effect greater.
It is simple pleasures, such as a walk on a sunny day, which have a cumulative effect on our mood.
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