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

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Under the proposal, presidents wouldn’t be able to serve nonconsecutive second terms. Andrew Jeong, WSJ, "South Korean President Proposes Extending Term Limits," 22 Mar. 2018 On the latest Billboard 200 albums chart (dated March 17), Black Panther: The Album jumped back to No. 1, scoring a third nonconsecutive week atop the list. Keith Caulfield, Billboard, "Billboard 200 Chart Moves: 'Weird Al's' 'Hamilton Polka' Pushes Cast Album to Highest Rank in Eight Months," 15 Mar. 2018 Four years later, he was elected again, the only president to hold two nonconsecutive terms in office. Dahleen Glanton,, "Why nobody should care about Trump's alleged affair with Stormy Daniels," 8 Mar. 2018 From protest to ballot box On the eve of Putin’s election to a third nonconsecutive term as president in December 2011, massive protests rocked Russia after evidence of widespread fraud in the Duma election was posted online. Yana Gorokhovskaia, Washington Post, "In Moscow, candidates opposed to Putin are running — and winning. Here’s why that matters.," 4 Jan. 2018 Instead, Ecuador’s system moves closer to Colombia’s, which limits presidents to a single four-year term, and Peru’s, which allows re-election only if the terms are nonconsecutive. Maggy Ayala And Marcelo RochabrÚn, New York Times, "Ecuador Votes to Bring Back Presidential Term Limits," 4 Feb. 2018 Bill Clements served as deputy secretary of defense under Presidents Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford before serving two nonconsecutive terms as governor of Texas. Mike Ward, San Antonio Express-News, "Ex-first lady Clements dies at 86," 6 Jan. 2018 Branstad, now President Donald Trump’s ambassador to China, went on to serve as governor for 22 (nonconsecutive) years. Leah Mcbride Mensching, Slate Magazine, "Wind Energy Isn’t a Breeze," 24 Aug. 2017 Tyra Banks returns to the summit of The Hollywood Reporter’s Top TV Personalities chart, reigning for a third nonconsecutive week in all. Kevin Rutherford, The Hollywood Reporter, "Tyra Banks Returns to No. 1 on Top TV Personalities Chart," 29 July 2017

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First Known Use of nonconsecutive

1830, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of nonconsecutive was in 1830

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