Definition of successive
1 : following in order : following each other without interruption their fourth successive victory
2 : characterized by or produced in succession
Examples of successive in a Sentence
a trait found in successive generations
made the honor roll for three successive school terms
Recent Examples of successive from the Web
Successive US administrations have insisted that Jerusalem’s status must be decided in negotiations.
Selkirk ended with four homers in four at-bats against the same pitcher over two successive games.
Each spring during the last few decades Aholt and 10 to 20 friends would rendezvous at the Beacon to see shows on two or three successive nights.
Davis runner devours field, seeks more at CIF State Track finals Michael Vernau of Davis High School wins his third successive 3,200-meter Masters championship and eyes a medal effort in the CIF State meet this weekend.
Never a regular, though, Valverde moved on to Athletic in 1990, just as Barca began a run of four successive league titles.
To amend the Constitution, the bill needs the support of both chambers in two successive Legislatures.
That number would increase in successive years, topping out at $700 million by 2020.
The program, FlashRead, tries to improve concentration by quickly flashing successive segments of sentences.
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First Known Use of successive
SUCCESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of successive for English Language Learners
: following one after the other in a series : following each other without interruption
SUCCESSIVE Defined for Kids
Definition of successive for Students
: following in order and without interruption The family became more powerful with each successive generation.
Legal Definition of successive
1a : of or relating to succession successive rights b : created by succession
2 : following in order : following each other without interruption successive bankruptcy filings
3 : of, relating to, or being a petition for habeas corpus that raises a claim already adjudicated
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