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
Playing boundary corner, Mincy made five tackles, broke up successive passes in the second quarter and made a key fourth-quarter interception for Montreal in the Alouettes' 17-16 victory over the Saskatchewan Roughriders on Thursday night.
Since then, successive experiments have cut the upper limit in half roughly every 8 years, says Hamish Robertson, a KATRIN physicist at UW.
That narrative took hold as the lower courts rejected two successive versions of the ban.
One asserts that prior to the map, south central Pennsylvania’s Fourth District was competitive, held by a Democrat for three successive terms, but that after the map took effect, it’s been won by a Republican since.
The only exception was in 2014, when the QQQ hit successive lows in April and then bounced right back.
Successive Greek governments have viewed France as an ally in bailout disputes, in contrast to the more fiscally hawkish Germans.
But in the bottom of the third, successive two-out walks issued by Perdomo were followed by a Jake Lamb home run.
As the user travels, the call is handed off to successive cell towers, and the cell phone companies keep records of the phone numbers routed through each tower.
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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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