What is another word for cumulatively?

81 synonyms found


[ kjˈuːmjʊlətˌɪvli], [ kjˈuːmjʊlətˌɪvli], [ k_j_ˈuː_m_j_ʊ_l_ə_t_ˌɪ_v_l_i]

How to use "Cumulatively" in context?

The word "cumulatively" means "coming together or making up a total number". When we talk about something being cumulatively positive or negative, we're referring to the total effect of the thing over time. For example, if I decide to smoke cigarettes every day for a month, my smoking will be cumulatively negative. In other words, the overall effect of my smoking over the month will be negative. On the other hand, if I decide to smoke cigarettes one day and abstain from smoking for the next 31 days, my smoking will be cumulatively positive.

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