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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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Modernist vision, with its "all-atoneness," is founded on the cancellation of the empirical conditions of perception, including the experience of successiveness (46).
That truth emerges through, and not despite, the phrase's repetition: the recognition of finitude transfigures the experience of successiveness.
Successiveness and timeliness continue to present formidable procedural obstacles that petitioners and practitioners should not expect to circumvent.
so terribly and so untidily expanded its endless successiveness.
Because of this successiveness, determining the division between detecting and approaching prey was difficult.
The long unfurling course of human history constitutes an obliterating successiveness.
For further detail, see H K Lucke, 'Simultaneity and successiveness in contracting' (2007) 15 European Review of Private Law 27-57.

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