Meaning of “cumulative” in the English Dictionary

"cumulative" in British English

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cumulativeadjective

uk /ˈkjuː.mjə.lə.tɪv/ us /ˈkjuː.mjə.lə.t̬ɪv/

(Definition of “cumulative” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"cumulative" in American English

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cumulativeadjective

us /ˈkju·mjə·lə·t̬ɪv/

increasing as each new amount is added or as each new fact or condition is considered:

No single development is causing the company’s financial trouble – it’s the cumulative effect of years of weak leadership.
cumulatively
adverb us /ˈkju·mjə·lə·t̬ɪv·li/

(Definition of “cumulative” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"cumulative" in Business English

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cumulativeadjective

uk /ˈkjuːmjələtɪv/ us

increasing by one addition after another, and including all the amounts that have been added before:

The cumulative effect of using so many chemicals on the land could be disastrous.
The company estimated the net cumulative loss would be $26 million.
I've long believed that the cumulative wisdom of investors can tell us volumes about the future economic environment.
cumulatively
adverb /ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪvli/ /-ṱɪv-/

The states have budget shortfalls cumulatively totalling $300 billion.

(Definition of “cumulative” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)