successive

[ suh k-ses-iv ]
/ səkˈsɛs ɪv /

adjective

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.

Nearby words

  1. successfully,
  2. succession,
  3. succession of crops,
  4. succession state,
  5. succession, apostolic,
  6. successively,
  7. successor,
  8. succinate,
  9. succinct,
  10. succinctly

Origin of successive

1400–50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin successīvus, equivalent to success(us), past participle of succēdere to succeed + -īvus -ive

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British Dictionary definitions for successively

successive

/ (səkˈsɛsɪv) /

adjective

following another without interruption
of or involving successiona successive process
Derived Formssuccessively, adverbsuccessiveness, noun

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Word Origin and History for successively

successive

adj.

early 15c., from Medieval Latin successivus, from success-, stem of succedere (see succeed). Related: Successively.

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