Definitions for successionsəkˈsɛʃ ən

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession(noun)

    a following of one thing after another in time

    "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

  2. succession(noun)

    a group of people or things arranged or following in order

    "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"

  3. succession, sequence(noun)

    the action of following in order

    "he played the trumps in sequence"

  4. succession, ecological succession(noun)

    (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established

  5. succession, taking over(noun)

    acquisition of property by descent or by will

Wiktionary

  1. succession(Noun)

    An act of following in sequence.

  2. succession(Noun)

    A sequence of things in order.

  3. succession(Noun)

    A passing of royal powers.

  4. succession(Noun)

    A group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order.

  5. Origin: From successio, successionem.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Succession(noun)

    the act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters

  2. Succession(noun)

    a series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology

  3. Succession(noun)

    an order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent

  4. Succession(noun)

    the power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne

  5. Succession(noun)

    the right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order

  6. Succession(noun)

    the person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'succession' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4651

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'succession' in Nouns Frequency: #1926


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