Accumulator meaning

ə-kyo͝omyə-lātər
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One that accumulates.

An accumulator of old magazines.

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A register or electric circuit in a calculator or computer, in which the results of arithmetical and logical operations are formed.
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An automobile storage battery.
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A person or thing that accumulates.
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A type of shock absorber.
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A device or circuit unit performing one or more of the operations of storage, arithmetic, and logic, as in a computer, cash register, etc.
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A hardware register used to hold the results or partial results of arithmetic and logical operations. See register and CPU.
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One who, or that which, accumulates.

He is a great accumulator of bad jokes.

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(UK) A wet-cell storage battery.

Looks like it's time to recharge the accumulator again.

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(gambling) A collective bet on successive events, with both stake and winnings being carried forward to accumulate progressively.
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(mechanics) A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.
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(manufacturing) A vessel containing pressurized hot water ready for release as steam.
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(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).
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(computer science) A register in a calculator or computer used for holding the intermediate results of a computation or data transfer.
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(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.
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Origin of accumulator

  • From Latin accumulātor, agent noun of accumulō (“pile up”).

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  • accumulate +‎ -or.

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