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cu·mu·la·tive

(kyū'myū-lă-tiv),
Tending to accumulate or pile up, as with certain drugs that may have a cumulative effect.

cumulative

/cu·mu·la·tive/ (ku´mu-lah-tiv) increasing by successive additions, the total being greater than the expected sum of its parts.

cumulative

[kyo̅o̅′myəlā′tiv]
Etymology: L, cumulare, to pile on
increasing by incremental steps with an eventual total that may exceed the expected result.

cu·mu·la·tive

(kyūm'yŭ-lă-tiv)
Tending to accumulate or pile up, as with certain drugs that may have a cumulative effect.
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For example, a taxpayer may, after incurring several years of losses, conclude that a business venture is unlikely to produce a cumulative net profit.
The cumulative percentage of TB cases prevented increased substantially as the postexposure vaccine efficacy increased from 50% to 90% (Figure 4C, unadjusted data after 20 years of continuous vaccination, PRCC = 0.
Hence, after 20 to 30 years, campaigns using either postexposure or preexposure vaccines would be equally effective (because of the complexity of the vaccine mechanisms that we modeled) in terms of the cumulative number of TB cases prevented.
As with many other occupational problems, one serious case of a cumulative trauma problem can easily exceed the cost of preventative measures that could be taken ahead of time.
where K is the maximum cumulative case incidence, and [alpha] measures the extent of deviation of S-shaped dynamics from the classic logistic growth model ([alpha] = 1).
This model predicts that the cumulative SARS case incidence follows an S-shaped curve and gradually reaches a maximum case incidence, K.
Public Service Company of Oklahoma will redeem 44,508 shares outstanding of its cumulative preferred stock, 4.
Lastly, Southwestern Electric Power Company will redeem three series of preferred stock: 7,386 shares outstanding of its cumulative preferred stock, 4.