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Definition of successive adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1following immediately one after the other synonym consecutive
  2. 2 This was their fourth successive win. Successive governments have tried to tackle the problem. There has been low rainfall for two successive years.
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adverb This concept has been applied successively to painting, architecture, and sculpture.
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