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Accumulator  n.  
One who, or that which, accumulates, collects, or amasses.
(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, etc.
A system of elastic springs for relieving the strain upon a rope, as in deep-sea dredging.

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"Accumulator" Quotes from Famous Books

... sought. Let us take another example from the domain of electricity, in order to better show the utility of the apparatus; let us suppose that we have a curve representing the discharge of a pile or of an accumulator. The abscisses represent the times, and the ordinates the amperes. The question is to know at every moment the quantity of coulombs produced by the pile. The apparatus traces a curve whose ordinates give the number of coulombs sought. We might ...
— Scientific American Supplement, No. 514, November 7, 1885 • Various

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