Definitions for: Accumulator

[n] (computer science) a register that has a built-in adder that adds an input number to the contents of the accumulator
[n] a voltaic battery that stores electric charge
[n] a person who is employed to collect payments (as for rent or taxes)

Webster (1913) Definition: Ac*cu"mu*la`tor, n. [L.]
1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.

2. (Mech.) 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,

3. A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon
a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.

Synonyms: accumulator register, collector, gatherer, storage battery

See Also: anode, bearer, cathode, conductor, galvanic battery, Gardner, gleaner, holder, Isabella Stewart Gardner, lead-acid accumulator, lead-acid battery, nicad, nickel-cadmium accumulator, nickel-iron accumulator, nickel-iron battery, register, rent collector, secondary cell, storage cell, voltaic battery

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