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1. Following one after another without interruption; successive: was absent on three consecutive days; won five consecutive games on the road.
2. Marked by logical sequence.
3. Grammar Expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.

[French consécutif, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōnsecūtīvus, from cōnsecūtus, past participle of Latin cōnsequī, to follow closely; see consequent.]

con·sec′u·tive·ly adv.
con·sec′u·tive·ness n.
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There is no truth to the idea that there is a past: consecutiveness lies in our mind; the causes of phenomena-consecutive for us, the same as ever--exist and work simultaneously.
221) Senator Newlands contrasted the "dignity, precision, consecutiveness, and power" of the ICC with the limited efforts by the Attorney General's Office in enforcing antitrust laws, and he concluded that the former was comparatively superior.
Except for the consecutiveness dependent method of Brownian Bridges, where the pattern is the opposite, the males SoB based home range estimations were consistently larger (95% contour: 9.
So the stability and consecutiveness of the output can also be guaranteed when certain beams suffer failure.
The consecutiveness of patient registration was checked against patient databases of local hospitals.
An important part of this renewal is a resistance to the implicit imperatives of linearity, and more particularly to the seductions of the through-read, line of verse, that is, of the line read as a single, continuous span, often in a single breath, as a unit of pure consecutiveness.
A key consequence of this consecutiveness was the adoption of group-targeted policies, rather than policies universal in their scope, in an attempt to satisfy one group after another and to be seen as doing so.
The Last alarm T field retains the last alarm time (in seconds) for the client IP, and this field is used to check the consecutiveness of the alarms.
In a 3D volume, adjacency and consecutiveness can occur in each of 13 directions as in Figure 2, generating 13 gray-level co-occurrence and run-length matrices [4].

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