Definition of consecutive in English:

consecutive

Syllabification: con·sec·u·tive
Pronunciation: /kənˈsekyətiv
 
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adjective

  • 1Following continuously: five consecutive months of serious decline
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    • Last month's hike is the first following five consecutive months of falling rates.
    • Economists said this ninth consecutive rise would be followed by further increases in the months ahead.
    • He followed up with three consecutive Championship wins and was runner-up three times in succession.
    Synonyms
    successive, succeeding, following, in succession, running, in a row, one after the other, back-to-back, continuous, straight, uninterrupted
  • 1.1In unbroken or logical sequence.
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    • You can also look for sequences of consecutive primes in arithmetic progression.
    • A quantitative comparison of the flickers observed in the two consecutive image sequences was performed.
    • A Terz is a sequence of three consecutive cards; it is worth 20 points.
  • 1.2 Grammar Expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause
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    • In its role as a consecutive connector and as a punctuation marker, it corresponds to other markers in English than well or cos, eg. then or therefore.
    • The consecutive connector can be omitted.
    • Consecutive adverbial subordinate sentences are those that express a consequence of what the main clause says.
  • 1.3 Music Denoting intervals of the same kind (especially fifths or octaves) occurring in succession between two parts or voices.
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    • Since a majority of Dixieland numbers have long chains of secondary dominants you end up using the following scale respectively over each consecutive chord.
    • For this particular pattern there is a classical fingering pattern which is repeated over each consecutive octave.
    • As the player went higher, more notes were available in each consecutive octave.

Derivatives

consecutively

adverb
More example sentences
  • Of the eight, six flights have been consecutively successful.
  • The criterion for success was three consecutively correct switch-route trials.
  • As this happened consecutively for three days, I was sceptical about continuing it.

consecutiveness

noun
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  • And the link has a social character; it is not mere consecutiveness in time, but a context of interaction.
  • In the first stages of life the mind is frivolous and easily distracted, it misses progress by failing in consecutiveness and persistence.
  • Nearly all of the thefts have been trivial, but the consecutiveness of the attempts at burglary has put the residents on the alert.

Origin

early 17th century: from French consécutif, -ive, from medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecut- 'followed closely', from the verb consequi.

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