- a person or thing that accumulates
- an apparatus that collects and stores energy
- Brit. storage battery
- a type of shock absorber
- a device or circuit unit performing one or more of the operations of storage, arithmetic, and logic, as in a computer, cash register, etc.
- One that accumulates: an accumulator of old magazines.
- A register or electric circuit in a calculator or computer, in which the results of arithmetical and logical operations are formed.
- Chiefly British An automobile storage battery.
- One who, or that which, accumulates.
- He is a great accumulator of bad jokes.
- (UK) A wet-cell storage battery.
- Looks like it's time to recharge the accumulator again.
- (gambling) A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively.
- (mechanics) A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
- (manufacturing) A vessel containing pressurized hot water ready for release as steam.
- (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).
- (computer science) A register in a calculator or computer used for holding the intermediate results of a computation or data transfer.
- (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.
accumulator - Computer Definition
A hardware register used to hold the results or partial results of arithmetic and logical operations.