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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.successiveness - 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"
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so terribly and so untidily expanded its endless successiveness.
The long unfurling course of human history constitutes an obliterating successiveness.
Rosalind Krauss describes how he covered his canvas with a grid to eliminate successiveness and to figure forth simultaneity, discarding perspective in order to emphasize the ground (16).

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