consecutive

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adjective con·sec·u·tive \kən-ˈse-kyə-tiv, -kə-tiv\

Definition of consecutive

  1. :  following one after the other in order :  successive served four consecutive terms in office

consecutively

adverb

consecutiveness

noun

Examples of consecutive in a Sentence

  1. the team's winning streak has lasted for seven consecutive games

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concurrent and consecutive

Consecutive has a good deal in common with the complementary word concurrent. Besides the fact that both begin with the prefix con- (meaning “with, together”), each word deals with the time-order in which several things happen. Concurrent describes things that are occurring, or people who are doing something, at the same time, such as “concurrent users” of a computer program. Consecutive refers to things that are arranged or happen in a sequential order. A criminal who serves a consecutive sentence does time for one conviction after another. If that person gets a concurrent sentence, he or she undergoes all punishments at the same time.

Origin and Etymology of consecutive

see consecution


CONSECUTIVE Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of consecutive for English Language Learners

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


CONSECUTIVE Defined for Kids

consecutive

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adjective con·sec·u·tive \kən-ˈse-kyə-tiv\

Definition of consecutive for Students

  1. :  following one another in order without gaps It rained for three consecutive days.


Law Dictionary

consecutive

adjective con·sec·u·tive

Legal Definition of consecutive

  1. :  following one after the other in order

consecutively

adverb


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