Definition of successive in English:

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successive

Pronunciation: /səkˈsɛsɪv/

adjective

[attributive]
Following one another or following others: they were looking for their fifth successive win
More example sentences
  • York will be bidding for a third successive win following victories at Hull and at home to Horden last week.
  • The following centuries saw the successive rise and fall of new civilisations.
  • They are in a strong position this term, however, having clocked up eight successive wins.
Synonyms
consecutive, in a row, straight, solid, sequential, succeeding, in succession, following, serial, running, continuous, unbroken, uninterrupted
informal on the trot
rare seriate

Derivatives

successiveness

noun
Example sentences
  • For in all change there is successiveness, one part coming after another, and from our numbering antecedent and consequent parts of change there arises the notion of time, which is simply the numberedness of before and after in change.
  • This inadequacy is partly inherent in the fact that our terms and categories belong to discourse taken from this world of space, time, and successiveness.
  • This is a successiveness that becomes real only when the succession is completed.

Origin

Late Middle English: from medieval Latin successivus, from success- 'followed closely', from the verb succedere (see succeed).

Words that rhyme with successive

aggressive, compressive, concessive, degressive, depressive, digressive, excessive, expressive, impressive, obsessive, oppressive, possessive, progressive, recessive, regressive, repressive, retrogressive, transgressive
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