- 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 consecutively
I fancy not; we don't hear them—not consecutively, at least.Shapes that Haunt the Dusk
She wove her own romance as ardently and consecutively as that of any of her heroines.The Californians
Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
But it is not to be supposed that he was thinking this consecutively while the morning went on.The Marriage of Elinor
In the waiting room I noticed a man who came a few days consecutively.Crimes of Charity
I have known it tried ten years consecutively with the happiest results.Housekeeping in Old Virginia
Marion Cabell Tyree
- (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 consecutively
1610s, from French consécutif (16c.), from Medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecutus "following closely," past participle of consequi (see consequence). Related: Consecutively.