Definition of successive adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



BrE BrE//səkˈsesɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//səkˈsesɪv//
[only before noun]
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following immediately one after the other synonym consecutive This was their fourth successive win. Successive governments have tried to tackle the problem. There has been low rainfall for two successive years. Word Originlate Middle English: from medieval Latin successivus, from success- ‘followed closely’, from the verb succedere ‘come close after’, from sub- ‘close to’ + cedere ‘go’.Extra examples She grew less confident with every successive defeat. The country experienced successive waves of invasion. The road remained closed for the third successive day. The text has been used by successive generations of medical students.
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