cumulative Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"cumulative" in British English

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cumulativeadjective

uk   /ˈkjuː.mjʊ.lə.tɪv/  us   /-t̬ɪv/
increasing by one ​addition after another: The cumulative effect of using so many ​chemicals on the ​land could be ​disastrous.
cumulatively
adverb uk   us   /-li/
(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 ​financialtrouble – it’s the cumulative ​effect of ​years of ​weakleadership.
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   us   /ˈkjuːmjələtɪv/
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 ​companyestimated 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 ​economicenvironment.
cumulatively
adverb /ˈkjuːmjʊlətɪvli/  us /-ṱɪv-/
The ​states have ​budgetshortfalls cumulatively ​totalling $300 ​billion.
(Definition of cumulative from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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