nonconsecutive

adjective

non·​con·​sec·​u·​tive ˌnän-kən-ˈse-kyə-tiv How to pronounce nonconsecutive (audio)
-kə-tiv
: not being in a sequence : not consecutive
Exercise three times a week on nonconsecutive days.
nonconsecutively adverb
He says he sleeps three hours a night, nonconsecutively. Nicholas Lemann

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Bill Clements served eight years but in two nonconsecutive four-year terms (1979-1983 and 1987-1991). Dallas News, 30 Sep. 2022 Still, many Brazilians see a glimmer of hope in the return of Lula, who was inaugurated as president on Jan. 1, beginning his third, nonconsecutive term after narrowly defeating Jair Bolsonaro last fall. Ana Ionova, The Christian Science Monitor, 5 Jan. 2023 But Democrat Grover Cleveland is the only president to serve nonconsecutive terms, from 1885 to 1889 and from 1893 to 1897, according to the University of Virginia’s Miller Center, which specializes in presidential scholarship. Time, 16 Nov. 2022 Only one president, Grover Cleveland, served two nonconsecutive terms, more than a century ago. Noah Biermanstaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 15 Nov. 2022 Just one president in U.S. history has been elected to two nonconsecutive terms: Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892. Mark Heim | Mheim@al.com, al, 15 Nov. 2022 Just one president in U.S. history has been elected to two nonconsecutive terms: Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892. Jill Colvin, BostonGlobe.com, 15 Nov. 2022 Just one president in U.S. history has been elected to two nonconsecutive terms: Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892. Jill Colvin, Anchorage Daily News, 15 Nov. 2022 Just one president in U.S. history has been elected to two nonconsecutive terms: Grover Cleveland in 1884 and 1892. Jill Colvin, Chicago Tribune, 15 Nov. 2022 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonconsecutive was in 1830

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“Nonconsecutive.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/nonconsecutive. Accessed 4 Feb. 2023.

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