Definitions for successivesəkˈsɛs ɪv
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consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successive(adj)
in regular succession without gaps
Coming one after the other in a series.
They had won the title for five successive years.
Of, or relating to a succession.
Origin: succedere, to succeed in
following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the successive revolution of years; the successive kings of Egypt; successive strokes of a hammer
having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire
Origin: [Cf. F. successif. See Succeed.]
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Rank popularity for the word 'successive' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4653
Rank popularity for the word 'successive' in Adjectives Frequency: #639
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Our house call is that rates will stay unchanged, although the Fed will try to keep live the possibility that they may pull the trigger at any successive meeting.
We conclude that the oil market faces the prospect of a third successive year when supply will exceed demand by 1 million bpd and there will be enormous strain on the ability of the oil system to absorb it efficiently.
The honest man must be a perpetual renegade, the life of an honest man a perpetual infidelity. For the man who wishes to remain faithful must take himself perpetually unfaithful to all the continual, successive, indefatigable, renascent errors.
Both candidates are running for the leadership at points in history where their parties have significantly lost their way, the Republicans are coming off the back of two successive presidential election defeats and Labour lost big in May. You've got two parties who have forgotten how to win.
Although still reasonably strong, the pace of growth has slowed for three successive months, taking it down to the slowest since January, when business was hit by extreme weather arising from the Polar Vortex. This time, there was little anecdotal evidence from companies of the weather affecting business.
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