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consecutive

[ kuhn-sek-yuh-tiv ]
/ kənˈsɛk yə tɪv /
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adjective

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.

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Origin of consecutive

First recorded in 1605–15; consecut(ion) + -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for consecutive

consecutive
/ (kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv) /

adjective

(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

Derived forms of consecutive

consecutively, adverbconsecutiveness, noun

Word Origin for consecutive

C17: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue
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