successive


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suc·ces·sive

 (sək-sĕs′ĭv)
adj.
1. Following in uninterrupted order; consecutive: on three successive days.
2. Of, characterized by, or involving succession: the government successive to the fallen monarchy.

suc·ces′sive·ly adv.
suc·ces′sive·ness n.

successive

(səkˈsɛsɪv)
adj
1. following another without interruption
2. of or involving succession: a successive process.
sucˈcessively adv
sucˈcessiveness n

suc•ces•sive

(səkˈsɛs ɪv)

adj.
1. following in order or in uninterrupted sequence; consecutive: three successive days.
2. following another in a regular sequence: the second successive day.
3. characterized by or involving succession.
[1400–50]
suc•ces′sive•ly, adv.
suc•ces′sive•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.successive - in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
ordered - having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule; "an ordered sequence"

successive

adjective consecutive, following, succeeding, in a row, in succession, sequent He was the winner for the second successive year.

successive

adjective
Following one after another in an orderly pattern:
Translations
مُتَعاقِبمُتَعاقِب، مُتَتابِع
následnýpostupný
successiv
peräkkäinen
uzastopan
egymást követõ
sem kemur í röî
連続する
연속하는
zaporeden
successiv
อย่างต่อเนื่องกัน
ardılbirbiri ardına
liên tục

successive

[səkˈsesɪv] ADJ [governments, generations, owners] → sucesivo; [nights, days] → seguido, consecutivo
successive governments have failed to resolve the problemsucesivos gobiernos no han logrado resolver el problema
on four/five successive nightscuatro/cinco noches seguidas or consecutivas
for the third/fourth successive timepor tercera/cuarta vez consecutiva
the percentage of female students increased with each successive yearel porcentaje de estudiantes del sexo femenino aumentaba año tras año

successive

[səkˈsɛsɪv] adjsuccessif/ive
on three successive days → trois jours de suite, trois jours consécutifs
on four successive occasions → quatre fois de suite

successive

adjaufeinanderfolgend attr; four successive daysvier Tage nacheinander or hintereinander, vier aufeinanderfolgende Tage; on four successive daysan vier aufeinanderfolgenden Tagen; for the third successive timezum dritten Mal hintereinander; he was sacked from three successive jobser wurde nacheinander or hintereinander aus drei verschiedenen Stellen hinausgeworfen

successive

[səkˈsɛsɪv] adj (days, months) → consecutivo/a; (generations) → successivo/a
on three successive days → per tre giorni consecutivi or di seguito
each successive failure → ogni nuovo insuccesso

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.

successive

مُتَعاقِب postupný successiv aufeinanderfolgend διαδοχικός consecutivo peräkkäinen successif uzastopan successivo 連続する 연속하는 opeenvolgend påfølgende kolejny sucessivo последующий successiv อย่างต่อเนื่องกัน ardıl liên tục 接连的

successive

a. sucesivo-a, consecutivo-a.
References in classic literature ?
To define that series of "momentary things" that constitute the successive states of one thing is a problem involving the laws of dynamics.
Instead of first collecting together all the particulars constituting a momentary thing, and then forming the series of successive sets, we might have first collected together a series of successive aspects related by the laws of dynamics, and then have formed the set of such series related by the laws of perspective.
The successive changes through which Tragedy passed, and the authors of these changes, are well known, whereas Comedy has had no history, because it was not at first treated seriously.
Thus, the story here presented will be told by more than one pen, as the story of an offence against the laws is told in Court by more than one witness--with the same object, in both cases, to present the truth always in its most direct and most intelligible aspect; and to trace the course of one complete series of events, by making the persons who have been most closely connected with them, at each successive stage, relate their own experience, word for word.
Like a subtle and mysterious elixir poured into the perishable clay of successive generations, it grows in truth, splendour, and potency with the march of ages.
She speaks of her with so much tenderness and anxiety, lamenting so bitterly the neglect of her education, which she represents however as wholly unavoidable, that I am forced to recollect how many successive springs her ladyship spent in town, while her daughter was left in Staffordshire to the care of servants, or a governess very little better, to prevent my believing what she says.
The uprising movement has been interrupted by at least eight long periods of rest, during which the sea ate, deeply back into the land, forming at successive levels the long lines of cliffs, or escarpments, which separate the different plains as they rise like steps one behind the other.
The evidence of rarity preceding extinction, is more striking in the successive tertiary strata, as remarked by several able observers; it has often been found that a shell very common in a tertiary stratum is now most rare, and has even long been thought extinct.
The author ventures to take this opportunity to thank his readers for the kind reception they have accorded to the successive editions of this tale during the last twelve years.
Having diverted themselves to their hearts' content, our young visitants now withdrew, and gave place to successive troops of the other sex, who continued flocking towards the house until near noon; by which time I have no doubt that the greater part of the inhabitants of the valley had bathed themselves in the light of our benignant countenances.
Near one side of the valley, and about midway up the ascent of a rather abrupt rise of ground waving with the richest verdure, a number of large stones were laid in successive courses, to the height of nearly eight feet, and disposed in such a manner that their level surface corresponded in shape with the habitation which was perched upon it.
The explanation, I think, is simple: from long-continued study they are strongly impressed with the differences between the several races; and though they well know that each race varies slightly, for they win their prizes by selecting such slight differences, yet they ignore all general arguments, and refuse to sum up in their minds slight differences accumulated during many successive generations.

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