adjective suc·ces·sive \sək-ˈse-siv\

: following one after the other in a series : following each other without interruption

Full Definition of SUCCESSIVE

:  following in order :  following each other without interruption <their fourth successive victory>
:  characterized by or produced in succession
suc·ces·sive·ly adverb
suc·ces·sive·ness noun

Examples of SUCCESSIVE

  1. a trait found in successive generations
  2. <made the honor roll for three successive school terms>

First Known Use of SUCCESSIVE

15th century
SUCCESSIVE Defined for Kids


adjective suc·ces·sive \sək-ˈse-siv\

Definition of SUCCESSIVE for Kids

:  following in order and without interruption <The family became more powerful with each successive generation.>
suc·ces·sive·ly adverb


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