- following one another in uninterrupted succession or order; successive: six consecutive numbers, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
- marked by logical sequence.
- Grammar. expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.
Origin of consecutive
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Examples from the Web for consecutive
He had been left hanging, by handcuffs and not allowed to lower his arms for 22 hours each day for two consecutive days.Inside the CIA’s Sadistic Dungeon
December 9, 2014
We shot that sequence in 12 days over six consecutive weekends.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback
September 26, 2014
Central won thirty-three consecutive games, and Suffridge became a plum for the college recruiters.Football Great Bob Suffridge Wanders Through the End Zone of Life
September 6, 2014
Modern Family now holds the record for most consecutive wins in Outstanding Comedy Series, winning five trophies in a row.The Biggest Emmys Snubs and Surprises: 'Modern Family,' McConaughey, and More
August 26, 2014
FDR and Harry Truman combined to keep the Presidency in Democratic hands for twenty consecutive years.Political Mythbusting: Third Term’s the Charm
August 24, 2014
The story is not consecutive; the adventures not exciting; the landscape not denned.The Forest
Stewart Edward White
He holds office for two years, but can be re-elected for a consecutive term.The Philippine Islands
His mental processes are not consecutive, stable, or controlled.The Measurement of Intelligence
Lewis Madison Terman
I don't believe you've said three consecutive words all day long.The Outdoor Girls at Bluff Point
Laura Lee Hope
What for three consecutive nights could bring the manager down to the sawmill?The Pit Prop Syndicate
Freeman Wills Crofts
- (of a narrative, account, etc) following chronological sequence
- following one another without interruption; successive
- characterized by logical sequence
- music another word for parallel (def. 3)
- grammar expressing consequence or resultconsecutive clauses
Word Origin and History for consecutive
1610s, from French consécutif (16c.), from Medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecutus "following closely," past participle of consequi (see consequence). Related: Consecutively.