accumulator
noun Date: 1748 one that accumulates: as a. a device (as in a hydraulic system) in which a fluid is collected and especially in which it is kept under pressure as a means of storing energy b. British storage battery c. a part (as in a computer) where numbers are totaled or stored

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  • Accumulator — may refer to:* Accumulator (computing), in a CPU, a processor register for storing intermediate results * Accumulator (energy), an apparatus for storing energy or power ** Capacitor, in electrical engineering, also known by the obsolete term… …   Wikipedia

  • Accumulator — Ac*cu mu*la tor, n. [L.] 1. One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses. [1913 Webster] 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 Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Accumulator — Accumulator, s. Akkumulatoren …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • accumulator — ► NOUN 1) a person or thing that accumulates. 2) Brit. a large rechargeable electric cell. 3) Brit. a bet placed on a series of events, the winnings and stake from each being placed on the next …   English terms dictionary

  • accumulator — [ə kyo͞om′yo͞o lāt΄ər, ə kyo͞om′yəlāt΄ər] n. 1. a person or thing that accumulates 2. a) an apparatus that collects and stores energy b) Brit. STORAGE BATTERY 3. a type of shock absorber 4. a device or circuit unit performing one or more of the… …   English World dictionary

  • accumulator — [1] A storage battery for an electric car. [2] A pressurized container for an automatic leveling suspension system. [3] A part of the hydraulic system which is charged by the fluid pump, absorbs fluctuating fluid delivery, stores fluid at… …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • accumulator — noun a) One who, or that which, accumulates. He is a great accumulator of bad jokes. b) A wet cell storage battery. Looks like its time to recharge the accumulator again. Syn: collector, parlay, share forward accumulator See Also …   Wiktionary

  • accumulator — (Also, parlay) A multiple bet. A single stake is used to generate two or more bets in succession. A kind of let it ride bet. Making simultaneous selections on two or more races with the intent of pressing the winnings of the first win on the bet… …   Equestrian sports dictionary

  • accumulator — UK [əˈkjuːmjʊˌleɪtə(r)] / US [əˈkjumjəˌleɪtər] noun [countable] Word forms accumulator : singular accumulator plural accumulators British 1) a type of bet in horse racing. Any money that you win is immediately used for a bet on another race. 2)… …   English dictionary

  • accumulator — /euh kyooh myeuh lay teuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that accumulates. 2. a register or electric device on an arithmetic machine, as an adding machine, cash register, or digital computer, that receives a number and produces and stores the results …   Universalium

  • accumulator — i. A reservoir that supplies fluid under pressure, when desired. In a typical hydraulic system, it consists of a steel cylinder closed at one end and connected to the pressure line at the other, as well as a floating piston. The piston separates… …   Aviation dictionary

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