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



BrE BrE//kənˈsekjətɪv//
; NAmE NAmE//kənˈsekjətɪv//
[usually before noun]
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following one after another in a series, without interruption She was absent for nine consecutive days. He is beginning his fourth consecutive term of office. After six consecutive defeats, the team was almost ready to give up. Interest rates rose again for the fifth consecutive month. They achieved their third consecutive year of record sales. Word Originearly 17th cent.: from French consécutif, -ive, from medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecut- ‘followed closely’, from the verb consequi.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: consecutive