(Ac*cu"mu*la*tive) a. Characterized by accumulation; serving to collect or amass; cumulative; additional.
Ac*cu"mu*la*tive*ly, adv. Ac*cu"mu*la*tive*ness, n.
(Ac*cu"mu*la`tor) n. [L.]
1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
2. (Mech.) An apparatus by means of which energy or power can be stored, such as the cylinder or
tank for storing water for hydraulic elevators, the secondary or storage battery used for accumulating the
energy of electrical charges, etc.
3. A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
(Ac"cu*ra*cy) n. [See Accurate.] The state of being accurate; freedom from mistakes, this
exemption arising from carefulness; exact conformity to truth, or to a rule or model; precision; exactness; nicety; correctness; as,
the value of testimony depends on its accuracy.
The professed end [of logic] is to teach men to think, to judge, and to reason, with precision and accuracy.
The accuracy with which the piston fits the sides.
(Ac"cu*rate) a. [L. accuratus, p. p. and a., fr. accurare to take care of; ad + curare to take
care, cura care. See Cure.]
1. In exact or careful conformity to truth, or to some standard of requirement, the result of care or pains; free
from failure, error, or defect; exact; as, an accurate calculator; an accurate measure; accurate expression,
2. Precisely fixed; executed with care; careful. [Obs.]
Those conceive the celestial bodies have more accurate influences upon these things below.
Syn. Correct; exact; just; nice; particular. Accurate, Correct, Exact, Precise. We speak of a thing
as correct with reference to some rule or standard of comparison; as, a correct account, a correct likeness,