- 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
Related Words for successiveconsecutive, ensuing, subsequent, succeeding, next, sequential, serial, sequent, successional, alternating, rotating, seriate, succedent
Examples from the Web for successive
Contemporary Examples of successive
After the three others were killed in successive Israeli operations in the mid-1990s, Zeif took command.A Who’s Who of Iran’s Favorite Palestinian Terrorists
August 13, 2014
Laypeople tend to regard two successive quarters of negative growth as a recession.The U.S. Economy Had a Hiccup, Not a Heart Attack, This Year
May 29, 2014
The West has seen what Putin has done with Russia during his successive terms in office.El-Sisi Is The Putin Of The Nile
February 22, 2014
Perhaps hotels will offer package deals through which visitors can visit all the talk-shows on three successive nights.Can Jimmy Fallon Be Himself on ‘The Tonight Show’?
February 17, 2014
And it comes on the heels of two successive years of reduced deficits.America is Not the Next Greece
October 31, 2013
Historical Examples of successive
He was five successive years the representative of Thomaston.Biographical Sketches
In 1840, he was chosen president, and held the office for eight successive years.
That is a mystery; but it may be supposed to take place by successive stages.Initiation into Philosophy
No rigid line can be drawn between the successive stages of growth.The Truth About Woman
C. Gasquoine Hartley
The story of Bluebeard is probably based on the successive crimes of a sadic.The Sexual Question
- following another without interruption
- of or involving successiona successive process
Word Origin and History for successive
early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.