What does succession mean?

Definitions for successionsəkˈsɛʃ ən

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word succession.

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


  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

  7. Origin: [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


  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

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Steve Faulkner:

    That's a horrible succession plan.

  2. Shinichiro Kawata:

    Succession issues have become very urgent.

  3. Jane Austen, Mansfield Park:

    Life is just a quick succession of busy nothings.

  4. Thornton Wilder:

    Life is an unbroken succession of false situations.

  5. Jason Palmer:

    I heard 'pop, pop,' about 15 times in quick succession.

Images & Illustrations of succession

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