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Definitions for consecutive
kənˈsɛk yə tɪvcon·sec·u·tive

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. back-to-back, consecutiveadjective

    one after the other

    "back-to-back home runs"

  2. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successiveadjective

    in regular succession without gaps

    "serial concerts"

  3. straight, consecutiveadverb

    successive (without a break)

    "sick for five straight days"

  4. consecutive, sequentiallyadverb

    in a consecutive manner

    "we numbered the papers consecutively"

Wiktionary

  1. consecutiveadjective

    following, in succession, without interruption

  2. consecutiveadjective

    Having some logical sequence

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. CONSECUTIVEadjective

    Etymology: consecutif, French.

    That obligation upon the lands did not come into disuse but by fifty consecutive years of exemption. John Arbuthnot, on Coins.

    This is seeming to comprehend only the actions of a man, consecutive to volition. John Locke.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Consecutiveadjective

    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. Consecutiveadjective

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

  3. Consecutiveadjective

    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. Etymology: [Cf. F. conscutif. See Consequent.]

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Numerology

  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

Examples of consecutive in a Sentence

  1. The Portland Police Association:

    After nearly 75 consecutive nights of violence, destruction, and mayhem, a small group of RRT (Rapid Response Team) officers—including Officer Budworth—were again tasked with dealing with the riot, per PPB Command Staff orders, RRT officers cleared the rioters from the area to allow the Fire Bureau to extinguish the blaze. But the rioters were not satisfied.

  2. Dean Phillips:

    Things like buying three one-way tickets on consecutive days, very unusual activity... that caused us great concern that obviously we worked quickly to identify and address.

  3. Bethany Silcox:

    The longest day I had was 25 hours continuously on my feet and the longest stint I did at sea was 40 consecutive days without stepping foot on land.

  4. 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.

  5. David Miskus:

    With four consecutive years of drought, this precipitation was just a start to moisten the soils for hopefully more (frozen preferred) precipitation this winter.

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    • A. volubility
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    • C. confrere
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