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suc·ces·sion

 (sək-sĕsh′ən)
n.
1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence: "A succession of one-man stalls offered soft drinks" (Alec Waugh). See Synonyms at series.
3.
a. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
b. The right of a person or a line of persons to so succeed.
4.
a. The act or process of succeeding to the rights or duties of another.
b. The act or process of becoming entitled as a legal beneficiary to the property of a deceased person.
5. Ecology The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another in the same area, involving a series of orderly changes, especially in the dominant vegetation, and often resulting in the establishment of a climax community.

[Middle English, from Old French, from Latin successiō, successiōn-, from successus, past participle of succēdere, to succeed; see succeed.]

suc·ces′sion·al adj.
suc·ces′sion·al·ly adv.

succession

(səkˈsɛʃən)
n
1. the act or an instance of one person or thing following another
2. a number of people or things following one another in order
3. the act, process, or right by which one person succeeds to the office, etc, of another
4. the order that determines how one person or thing follows another
5. (Heraldry) a line of descent to a title, etc
6. (Biology) ecology the sum of the changes in the composition of a community that occur during its development towards a stable climax community
7. in succession in a manner such that one thing is followed uninterruptedly by another
[C14: from Latin successio, from succēdere to succeed]
sucˈcessional adj
sucˈcessionally adv

suc•ces•sion

(səkˈsɛʃ ən)

n.
1. the coming of one person or thing after another in order or in the course of events.
2. a number of persons or things following one another in order.
3. the right, act, or process by which one person succeeds to the office, rank, estate, or the like of another.
4. the order or line of those entitled to succeed one another.
5. the descent or transmission of a throne, dignity, estate, or the like.
6. the progressive replacement of one ecological community by another until a climax community is established.
[1275–1325; Middle English < Latin successiō=succed-, variant s. of succēdere to succeed + -tiō -tion]
suc•ces′sion•al, adj.
suc•ces′sion•al•ly, adv.
syn: See series.

suc·ces·sion

(sək-sĕsh′ən)
The gradual replacement of one type of ecological community by another, involving a series of changes especially in the dominant vegetation. For example, if a meadow is left unmowed, its grasses might be replaced first by fast-growing bushes and conifers, which after some years might be replaced in turn by slower-growing hardwoods. See more at climax community.

Succession

 a series of things.
Examples: succession of all ages, 1605; of bishops, 1594; of facts; of heirs; of popes, 1579; of prophets, 1662; of rain, 1797; of worldly things, 1577; of victories, 1849.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.succession - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
temporal arrangement, temporal order - arrangement of events in time
pelting, rain - anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults"
rotation - a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.); "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"
row - a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row"
run - an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
2.succession - a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
cascade - a succession of stages or operations or processes or units; "progressing in severity as though a cascade of genetic damage was occurring"; "separation of isotopes by a cascade of processes"
parade - an extended (often showy) succession of persons or things; "a parade of strollers on the mall"; "a parade of witnesses"
streak, run - an unbroken series of events; "had a streak of bad luck"; "Nicklaus had a run of birdies"
3.succession - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
chess opening, opening - a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
ordering, order - the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
alternation - successive change from one thing or state to another and back again; "a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes"
4.succession - (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
bionomics, environmental science, ecology - the branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment
natural action, natural process, action, activity - a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity"
5.succession - acquisition of property by descent or by willsuccession - acquisition of property by descent or by will
acquisition - the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another"

succession

noun
1. series, run, sequence, course, order, train, flow, chain, cycle, procession, continuation, progression He took a succession of jobs which have stood him in good stead.
2. taking over, assumption, inheritance, elevation, accession, entering upon She is now seventh in line of succession to the throne.
in succession one after the other, running, successively, consecutively, on the trot (informal), one behind the other They needed to reach the World Cup final for the third time in succession.

succession

noun
1. A way in which things follow each other in space or time:
2. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
Translations
حَق الخِلافَه أو إسْتِلام الحُكْمخِلافَه في الحُكْمسِلْسِلَه مُتوالِيَه
následnictvínastoupenínástupnictvíposloupnostsérie
arvefølgeefterfølgelserækketronfølge
trónöröklésutódlás
erfîarétturòaî aî taka viî erfîum/stöîuröî, runa
nastúpenienástupníctvo
birbirini izleyen şeylergeçmeyerine geçme/alma hakkı

succession

[səkˈseʃən]
A. N
1. (= series) → sucesión f, serie f
after a succession of disastersdespués de una sucesión or serie de catástrofes
they each went in succession to the headmasterfueron todos a ver al director uno detrás de otro
she has won three games in successionha ganado tres partidos seguidos or sucesivos or consecutivos
he was my tutor two years in successionfue mi tutor dos años seguidos or consecutivos
for the third day/year in successionpor tercer día/año consecutivo
in close or quick or rapid successionuno tras de otro, en rápida sucesión
four times in successioncuatro veces seguidas
2. (to a post) → sucesión f
in succession to sbsucediendo a algn
Princess Rebecca is seventh in (line of) succession to the thronela princesa Rebeca ocupa el séptimo puesto en la línea de sucesión a la corona
3. (= descendants) → descendencia f
B. CPD succession duty Nderechos mpl de sucesión

succession

[səkˈsɛʃən] n
(= series) → succession f
in succession → à la suite
in quick succession → à bref intervalle, à brefs intervalles
three years in succession → trois ans de suite
(to throne, title)succession f

succession

n
Folge f, → Serie f; (with no intervening period) → (Aufeinander)folge f, → Kette f; a succession of visitorseine Kette or Serie von Besuchern; life is a succession of joys and sorrowsdas Leben ist ein steter Wechsel von Kummer und Freude; in successionnacheinander, hintereinander; in quick or rapid successionin rascher Folge, schnell hintereinander
(to post) → Nachfolge f; (to throne) → Thronfolge f; (to title, estate) → Erbfolge f; his succession to the officeseine Amtsübernahme; his succession to the titleseine Übernahme des Titels; her succession to the throneihre Thronbesteigung; in succession to somebodyals jds Nachfolger(in) m(f), → in jds Nachfolge (dat) (geh); fourth in (line of) succession to the thronean vierter Stelle in der Thronfolge ? apostolic

succession

[səkˈsɛʃn] n
a. (series) → serie f inv
in succession → di seguito
in quick succession → in rapida successione
b. (to post) → successione f

succeed

(səkˈsiːd) verb
1. to manage to do what one is trying to do; to achieve one's aim or purpose. He succeeded in persuading her to do it; He's happy to have succeeded in his chosen career; She tried three times to pass her driving-test, and at last succeeded; Our new teaching methods seem to be succeeding.
2. to follow next in order, and take the place of someone or something else. He succeeded his father as manager of the firm / as king; The cold summer was succeeded by a stormy autumn; If the duke has no children, who will succeed to (= inherit) his property?
success (səkˈses) noun
1. (the prosperity gained by) the achievement of an aim or purpose. He has achieved great success as an actor / in his career.
2. a person or thing that succeeds or prospers. She's a great success as a teacher.
sucˈcessful (-ˈses-) adjective
(negative unsuccessful) having success. Were you successful in finding a new house?; The successful applicant for this job will be required to start work next month; a successful career.
sucˈcessfully adverb
succession (səkˈseʃən) noun
1. the right of succeeding to a throne as king, to a title etc. The Princess is fifth in (order of) succession (to the throne).
2. a number of things following after one another. a succession of bad harvests.
3. the act or process of following and taking the place of someone or something else. his succession to the throne.
successive (səkˈsesiv) adjective
following one after the other. He won three successive matches.
sucˈcessively (-ˈsesiv-) adverb
sucˈcessor (-ˈse-) noun
a person who follows, and take the place of another. Who will be appointed as the manager's successor?
in succession
one after another. five wet days in succession.
References in classic literature ?
In the next place, with respect to the succession of children, there ought not to be too great an interval of time between them and their parents; for when there is, the parent can receive no benefit from his child's affection, or the child any advantage from his father's protection;
When they had done so, he placed the faggot into the hands of each of them in succession, and ordered them to break it in pieces.
Nor has the convention discovered less prudence in providing for the frequent elections of senators in such a way as to obviate the inconvenience of periodically transferring those great affairs entirely to new men; for by leaving a considerable residue of the old ones in place, uniformity and order, as well as a constant succession of official information will be preserved.
The islanders, who only smoke a whiff or two at a time, and at long intervals, and who keep their pipes going from hand to hand continually, regarded my systematic smoking of four or five pipefuls of tobacco in succession, as something quite wonderful.
The destruction of Mustapha (that we named before) was so fatal to Solyman's line, as the succession of the Turks, from Solyman until this day, is suspected to be untrue, and of strange blood; for that Selymus the Second, was thought to be suppositious.
In considering the Origin of Species, it is quite conceivable that a naturalist, reflecting on the mutual affinities of organic beings, on their embryological relations, their geographical distribution, geological succession, and other such facts, might come to the conclusion that each species had not been independently created, but had descended, like varieties, from other species.
Where any of these wanted fortunes, I would provide them with convenient lodges round my own estate, and have some of them always at my table; only mingling a few of the most valuable among you mortals, whom length of time would harden me to lose with little or no reluctance, and treat your posterity after the same manner; just as a man diverts himself with the annual succession of pinks and tulips in his garden, without regretting the loss of those which withered the preceding year.
At daylight they were in the saddle again, and skirted along the river, passing through fresh grassy meadows, and a succession of beautiful groves of willows and cotton-wood.
I like babies in moderation, but twins three times in succession is TOO MUCH.
These mountains of Doerful and Leibnitz rose in the midst of plains of a medium extent, which were bounded by an indefinite succession of circles and annular ramparts.
She had no illness to complain of; she shared willingly in the ever-varying succession of amusements offered to strangers by the ingenuity of the liveliest people in the world--but nothing roused her: she remained persistently dull and weary through it all.
It is impossible to describe the effect produced by the last words of the honorable president-- the cries, the shouts, the succession of roars, hurrahs, and all the varied vociferations which the American language is capable of supplying.