[ suh k-ses-iv ]
/ səkˈsɛs ɪv /
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.
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Origin of successive
suc·ces·sive·ly, adverbsuc·ces·sive·ness, nounnon·suc·ces·sive, adjectivenon·suc·ces·sive·ly, adverb
non·suc·ces·sive·ness, nounun·suc·ces·sive, adjectiveun·suc·ces·sive·ly, adverbun·suc·ces·sive·ness, noun
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/ (səkˈsɛsɪv) /
following another without interruption
of or involving successiona successive process
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.
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