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Word: cumulative

Definition: growing by addition; accumulative


Sentences Containing 'cumulative'

The cumulative power of feeble forces acting frequently at definite intervals is seen in many ways in everyday life.
The passage from one stage of difference to another may, in many cases, be the simple result of the nature of the organism and of the different physical conditions to which it has long been exposed; but with respect to the more important and adaptive characters, the passage from one stage of difference to another may be safely attributed to the cumulative action of natural selection, hereafter to be explained, and to the effects of the increased use or disuse of parts.

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