non·​con·​sec·​u·​tive | \ ˌnän-kən-ˈse-kyə-tiv How to pronounce nonconsecutive (audio) , -kə-tiv \

Definition of nonconsecutive

: not being in a sequence : not consecutive Exercise three times a week on nonconsecutive days.

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Other Words from nonconsecutive

nonconsecutively adverb
He says he sleeps three hours a night, nonconsecutively. — Nicholas Lemann

Examples of nonconsecutive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web As noted above, Folklore returns to No. 1 for a seventh nonconsecutive week on top. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Taylor Swift Surpasses Whitney Houston for Most Weeks at No. 1 Among Women in Billboard 200’s History," 27 Sep. 2020 K Chase McLaughlin Practice squad players can be promoted twice for nonconsecutive game days without having to be signed to the active roster. Andrew Krammer, Star Tribune, "Vikings fill out practice squad with kicker Chase McLaughlin, two others," 8 Sep. 2020 The original Broadway cast recording of Hamilton: An American Musical logs its 29th (nonconsecutive) week in the top 10 on the Billboard 200—the longest cumulative run by any cast recording since the Broadway cast album to Hello, Dolly! Paul Grein, Billboard, "‘Hamilton’ Logs 29th Week in the Top 10 on the Billboard 200, Longest Run for a Cast Album Since ‘Hello, Dolly!’," 17 Aug. 2020 Stapleton, who served five nonconsecutive terms as mayor in the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s, was a KKK member when first elected and even appointed the Klan’s pick for police chief. Jon Murray, The Denver Post, "Denver protest leader says Stapleton may be next focus if neighborhood doesn’t change name," 13 June 2020 The congresswoman has served three nonconsecutive times in the House. John Gage, Washington Examiner, "Democratic congresswoman seeking treatment for alcoholism after 'serious' fall," 15 Jan. 2020 The album debuted at No. 1 on the chart dated April 13, 2019, and has spent three nonconsecutive weeks atop the list. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "When Billie Eilish Wins Album of the Year at the Grammys, Where Does It Go... On the Charts?," 7 Feb. 2020 That’s its second nonconsecutive week at No. 1 on Streaming Songs, which began in 2013. Kevin Rutherford, Billboard, "It's Not Even Christmas Yet, and Mariah Carey Already Has the Most-Streamed Song in the U.S.," 11 Dec. 2019 But the state puts no limit on nonconsecutive terms. Laura Vozzella, Washington Post, "Terry McAuliffe stepped up when Va. Dems looked doomed. They bounced back, but he’s not quitting.," 31 Oct. 2019

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First Known Use of nonconsecutive

1830, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonconsecutive.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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