What does succession mean?

Definitions for succession
səkˈsɛʃ ənsuc·ces·sion

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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.

    Etymology: From successio, successionem.

  2. succession(Noun)

    A sequence of things in order.

    Etymology: From successio, successionem.

  3. succession(Noun)

    A passing of royal powers.

    Etymology: From successio, successionem.

  4. succession(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

  3. Succession(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

  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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

  6. Succession(noun)

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

    Etymology: [L. successio: cf. F. succession. See Succeed.]

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

How to pronounce succession?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say succession in sign language?

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of succession in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of succession in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of succession in a Sentence

  1. Kim Sang-jo:

    This is important for Samsung as it's the first step in a succession process that requires a long time, and Samsung probably felt pressure not to be seen giving in to a foreign shareholder in that step.

  2. Ralph Waldo Emerson:

    Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.

  3. George Osborne:

    For most of my childhood and early adult life, a succession of Labour Party leaders reformed the constitution of the Labour Party. Neil Kinnock did, John Smith did, Tony Blair did, to make sure that it was more rooted in what the British people wanted, if they want to go back to the 1980s, let them. The Conservative Party is not doing that.

  4. Chief Development Officer Thomas Weber:

    The structure is ready, the teams are working and the initial results from road tests are coming in quick succession.

  5. Qwatro RoyalPak:

    We are viewed as the go-to Canadian company for vendors looking to exit the industrial chemical solutions industry, they see it as an incredible succession plan.

Images & Illustrations of succession

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