- following in order or in uninterrupted sequence; consecutive: three successive days.
- following another in a regular sequence: the second successive day.
- characterized by or involving succession.
Origin of successive
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- following another without interruption
- of or involving successiona successive process
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Word Origin and History for non-successive
early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.
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