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

Examples of nonconsecutive in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web One Thing at a Time led the Billboard 200 for 19 nonconsecutive weeks, tying Garth Brooks’ 1991 album, Ropin’ the Wind, for the most weeks at No. 1 on the chart for a country album. Jessica Nicholson, Billboard, 9 May 2024 The Highlights has now spent seven nonconsecutive weeks at No. 2 on the U.K. albums ranking. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 27 Mar. 2024 The apparent front-runner is that successor’s elder brother: a man who previously held the premiership for three nonconsecutive and incomplete terms and was ousted all three times, jailed in 2018, and cleared of all charges a couple of months ago. Nr Editors, National Review, 2 Feb. 2024 In Oxman’s case, Business Insider identified 15 nonconsecutive paragraphs in her 2010 dissertation that closely resemble language that appeared in Wikipedia articles at that time. Tribune News Service, The Mercury News, 23 Jan. 2024 The poppy cut from her album Lover has now led the charge for three nonconsecutive turns. Hugh McIntyre, Forbes, 13 Nov. 2023 The latter, also a country album, has topped the chart for 18 nonconsecutive weeks since its release in March 2023. Thania Garcia, Variety, 12 Feb. 2024 Morgan Wallen’s One Thing at a Time is back at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 for an 18th nonconsecutive week, rising 2-1 on the list dated Feb. 10. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, 4 Feb. 2024 The tune drops 2-3 on the Adult R&B Airplay chart, with an 8% decline in plays in the latest tracking week, after five nonconsecutive weeks in the runner-up spot. Trevor Anderson, Billboard, 25 Jan. 2024

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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.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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