Accumulation of energyor power, the storing of energy by means of weights lifted or masses put in motion; electricity stored.An accumulation of degrees(Eng. Univ.), the taking of several together, or at smaller intervals than usual or than is allowed by the rules.

(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, knowledge, etc.

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,

(Ac*cu"mu*late) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Accumulated ; p. pr. & vb. n. Accumulating.] [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare; ad + cumulare to heap. See Cumulate.] To heap up in a mass; to pile up; to collect or bring together; to amass; as, to accumulate a sum of money.

Syn. — To collect; pile up; store; amass; gather; aggregate; heap together; hoard.

(Ac*cu"mu*late) v. i. To grow or increase in quantity or number; to increase greatly.

Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey,
Where wealth accumulates, and men decay.

(Ac*cu"mu*late) a. [L. accumulatus, p. p. of accumulare.] Collected; accumulated. Bacon.

(Ac*cu`mu*la"tion) n. [L. accumulatio; cf. F. accumulation.]

1. The act of accumulating, the state of being accumulated, or that which is accumulated; as, an accumulation of earth, of sand, of evils, of wealth, of honors.

2. (Law) The concurrence of several titles to the same proof.

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