Definition of Accumulator

1. Noun. A person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes).

Exact synonyms: Collector, Gatherer
Generic synonyms: Worker
Specialized synonyms: Conductor, Gleaner, Rent Collector
Specialized synonyms: Gardner, Isabella Stewart Gardner
Category relationships: Revenue Enhancement, Tax, Taxation
Derivative terms: Collect

2. Noun. A voltaic battery that stores electric charge.

3. Noun. (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the register.
Exact synonyms: Accumulator Register
Generic synonyms: Register
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing

Definition of Accumulator

1. n. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.

Definition of Accumulator

1. Noun. One who, or that which, accumulates. ¹

2. Noun. (context: British) A wet-cell storage battery. ¹

3. Noun. (context: betting) A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively. ¹

4. Noun. (context: mechanics) A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging. ¹

5. Noun. (context: manufacturing) A vessel containing pressurized hot water ready for release as steam. ¹

6. Noun. (context: engineering hydraulics) A container which stores hydraulic power for release, in the form of a pressurized fluid (often suspended within a larger tank of fluid under pressure). ¹

7. Noun. (context: computer science) A register in a calculator or computer used for holding the intermediate results of a computation or data transfer. ¹

8. Noun. (context: finance) A derivative contract under which the seller commits to sell shares of an underlying security at a certain strike price, which the buyer is obligated to buy. ¹

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Definition of Accumulator

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Medical Definition of Accumulator

1. 1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses. 2. 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. Origin: L. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Accumulator

accumulated depreciation
accumulating shear
accumulation analysis
accumulation disease
accumulation point
accumulation points
accumulator (current term)
accumulator register

Literary usage of Accumulator

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1. Electrical Engineer (1890)
"This accumulator is also more quickly exhausted, and its useful capacity is ... «d "d The accumulator examined,type C, was of the same dimensions as the ..."

2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"6J3 745 857 9«9 Irti »93 ing a cylindrical wrought-iron tank W, in which weights are placed to load the accumulator. At R is one of the pressure engines or ..."

3. A Complete Treatise on the Electro-deposition of Metals: Comprising Electro by Georg Langbein (1909)
"If an accumulator is thus to be made use of, a dynamo of an adequately larger size has to be selected so that in addition to the depositing work, ..."

4. The Röntgen rays in medical work by David Walsh (1902)
"accumulator CELL. Daniell cells must consist of more than this number ... To charge at a reasonable rate three cells must be used for each accumulator cell, ..."

5. The Electrician (1883)
"THE ELECTRICAL accumulator COMPANY. THE following extract from the report of the proceedings at the general meeting of shareholders of the Electrical Power ..."

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