Definition of consecutive
: following one after the other in order : successive served four consecutive terms in office
Examples of consecutive in a Sentence
the team's winning streak has lasted for seven consecutive games
Recent Examples of consecutive from the Web
Teams that finish ninth or tenth in five of eight consecutive seasons could lose their right to compete.
The piece helped lead TheAtlantic.com to two consecutive record days of audience on May 16 and May 17, netting 4.4 million and 4.8 million uniques respectively.
Illinois lawmakers adjourn regular legislative session without approving a state budget for third consecutive year.
The lone exception was a fourth consecutive changeup Wil Myers lined to right for a single.
Pittsburgh goes for its second consecutive title, led by Sidney Crosby and Evgeni Malkin.
With Fritze having thrown in three consecutive games Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday, the RailCats were going to give him several days off anyway.
While Alabama is seeking a fourth consecutive SEC championship, Savage said LSU shouldn't be dismissed as the Tigers transition from Les Miles to Ed Orgeron.
Allen Cordoba made his first career start in center field Friday, and batted leadoff for the second consecutive game.
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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.
CONSECUTIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of consecutive for English Language Learners
: following one after the other in a series : following each other without interruption
CONSECUTIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of consecutive for Students
: following one another in order without gaps It rained for three consecutive days.
Legal Definition of consecutive
: following one after the other in order
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