successive

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adjective suc·ces·sive \sək-ˈse-siv\

Definition of successive

  1. 1 :  following in order :  following each other without interruption their fourth successive victory

  2. 2 :  characterized by or produced in succession

successively

adverb

successiveness

noun

Examples of successive in a Sentence

  1. a trait found in successive generations

  2. made the honor roll for three successive school terms

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First Known Use of successive

15th century


SUCCESSIVE Defined for English Language Learners

successive

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Definition of successive for English Language Learners

  • : following one after the other in a series : following each other without interruption


SUCCESSIVE Defined for Kids

successive

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adjective suc·ces·sive \sək-ˈse-siv\

Definition of successive for Students

  1. :  following in order and without interruption The family became more powerful with each successive generation.

successively

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Law Dictionary

successive

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adjective suc·ces·sive \sək-ˈse-siv\

Legal Definition of successive

  1. 1a :  of or relating to succession successive rights b :  created by succession

  2. 2 :  following in order :  following each other without interruption successive bankruptcy filings

  3. 3 :  of, relating to, or being a petition for habeas corpus that raises a claim already adjudicated

successively

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successiveness

noun


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