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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Computers
accumulatorac‧cu‧mu‧la‧tor /əˈkjuːmjəleɪtə $ -ər/ noun [countable]  1 technical a part of a computer that stores numbers2 especially British English a kind of betting on the results of a series of horse races, by which any money you win from a race is bet on the next race
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accumulatorAs on a normal word-oriented computer, 32-bit accumulators are provided.Notice that a clear accumulator instruction can be seen as such an instruction with an implied operand value of zero.As discussed in 3.2, many modern computers have an array of accumulators.He dropped Julie off at the house, then continued on to Stone to change the accumulator.Since logical values are manipulated in the accumulator used for fixed-point binary arithmetic, no separate load and store instructions are required.The accumulator was very heavy and had to be charged about once a month.
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