Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Following in uninterrupted order; consecutive: on three successive days.
  • adj. Of, characterized by, or involving succession: the government successive to the fallen monarchy.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Coming one after the other in a series.
  • adj. Of, or relating to a succession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive
  • adj. Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Following in order or uninterrupted course, either in time or in place, as a series of persons or things; consecutive.
  • Inherited by succession; having or giving the right, of succeeding to an inheritance; hereditary.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. in regular succession without gaps

Etymologies

Latin succedere, to succeed in (Wiktionary)

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