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
John Lackey displayed his experience and wisdom before and after helping lead the Chicago Cubs past the Atlanta Braves 5-1 for their fifth consecutive victory.
The consecutive victories did wonders for the outlook of the Yankees, who had lost 19 of their previous 26 games.
The U.S. Army's THAAD ballistic missile defense system shot down a simulated intermediate range ballistic missile (IRBM), the fourteenth consecutive intercept and the first intercept of a simulated IRBM.
If the Rams are going to extend their playoff streak to four consecutive seasons, Wasilewski will have to play a major part.
The Rangers have lost three consecutive games and six of their past seven, and seven of their past nine.
Australia has posted six consecutive trade surpluses -- including a record -- as higher iron ore and coal prices boosted the nation’s export take.
High school senior point guard Immanuel Quickley recorded five points and six assists in his third consecutive start.
He and about 120 others were gathered for their 92nd consecutive annual reunion in Del Mar, a community whose development is among the many legacies of the family’s late patriarch — the legendary Col.
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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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