What does consecutive mean?

Definitions for consecutivekənˈsɛk yə tɪv

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back-to-back, consecutive(adj)

    one after the other

    "back-to-back home runs"

  2. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successive(adj)

    in regular succession without gaps

    "serial concerts"

  3. straight, consecutive(adverb)

    successive (without a break)

    "sick for five straight days"

  4. consecutive, sequentially(adverb)

    in a consecutive manner

    "we numbered the papers consecutively"


  1. consecutive(Adjective)

    following, in succession, without interruption

  2. consecutive(Adjective)

    Having some logical sequence

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consecutive(adj)

    following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years

  2. Consecutive(adj)

    following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding

  3. Consecutive(adj)

    having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden

  4. Origin: [Cf. F. conscutif. See Consequent.]


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of consecutive in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of consecutive in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. John Tyndall:

    Life is a wave, which in no two consecutive moments of its existence is composed of the same particles.

  2. Jacob Bigelow:

    It is common error to infer that things which are consecutive in order of time have necessarily the relation of cause and effect.

  3. Dimitris Itoudis:

    I don't count the number of consecutive wins we have because the important thing is that we played a good game most of the way and scored some easy points.

  4. Zhang Chen:

    After consecutive sessions of rises, fluctuations are very natural, the market is hot, but not yet too crazy. This is a big bull market and we're just mid-way.

  5. Thomas Hegghammer:

    Any country that experiences two consecutive large bombings has a problem. It's not supposed to happen, so there clearly is a new network that the intelligence services are not completely in control of.

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