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 ?
Every successive struggle brought them nearer to the verge, where Duncan perceived the final and conquering effort must be made.
For various reasons, however, and from impressions often too vaguely founded to be put on paper, the writer cherishes the belief that many, if not most, of the successive proprietors of this estate were troubled with doubts as to their moral right to hold it.
The new inhabitant -- who came himself from a foreign land, or whose father or grandfather came -- has little claim to be called a Salemite; he has no conception of the oyster -- like tenacity with which an old settler, over whom his third century is creeping, clings to the spot where his successive generations have been embedded.
But when, after spending his uniform interval there for several successive nights without uttering a single sound; when, after all this silence, his unearthly voice was heard announcing that silvery, moon-lit jet, every reclining mariner started to his feet as if some winged spirit had lighted in the rigging, and hailed the mortal crew.
And still in the distracted distance we beheld the tumults of the outer concentric circles, and saw successive pods of whales, eight or ten in each, swiftly going round and round, like multiplied spans of horses in a ring; and so closely shoulder to shoulder, that a Titanic circus-rider might easily have over-arched the middle ones, and so have gone round on their backs.
On a rough bench in the corner, a couple of woolly-headed boys, with glistening black eyes and fat shining cheeks, were busy in superintending the first walking operations of the baby, which, as is usually the case, consisted in getting up on its feet, balancing a moment, and then tumbling down,--each successive failure being violently cheered, as something decidedly clever.
While the trick lasted he won in sixteen successive duels in his university; but by that time observers had discovered what his charm was, and how to break it, therefore his championship ceased.
It was a wailing child this night, and a laughing one the next: now it nestled close to me, and now it ran from me; but whatever mood the apparition evinced, whatever aspect it wore, it failed not for seven successive nights to meet me the moment I entered the land of slumber.
Micawber, in his trouble, this warmth, on the part of a stranger, was so extremely touching, that he could only say, on the occasion of each successive shake, 'My dear sir, you overpower me
His personal recognition of each successive client was comprised in a nod, and in his settling his hat a little easier on his head with both hands, and then tightening the postoffice, and putting his hands in his pockets.
She would have given up making a purchase at a particular place if, on three successive times, rain, or some other cause of Heaven's sending, had formed an obstacle; and she would have anticipated a broken limb or other heavy misfortune to any one who persisted in spite of such indications.
When ADAM thus to EVE: Fair Consort, th' hour Of night, and all things now retir'd to rest Mind us of like repose, since God hath set Labour and rest, as day and night to men Successive, and the timely dew of sleep Now falling with soft slumbrous weight inclines Our eye-lids; other Creatures all day long Rove idle unimploid, and less need rest; Man hath his daily work of body or mind Appointed, which declares his Dignitie, And the regard of Heav'n on all his waies; While other Animals unactive range, And of thir doings God takes no account.

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