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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [suh k-ses-iv]
    • /səkˈsɛs ɪv/
    • /səkˈses.ɪv/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [suh k-ses-iv]
    • /səkˈsɛs ɪv/

Definitions of successive word

  • adjective successive following in order or in uninterrupted sequence; consecutive: three successive days. 1
  • adjective successive following another in a regular sequence: the second successive day. 1
  • adjective successive characterized by or involving succession. 1
  • adjective successive following, subsequent 1
  • adjective successive consecutive, in a row 1
  • adjective successive Successive means happening or existing one after another without a break. 0

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Origin of successive

First appearance:

before 1400
One of the 24% oldest English words
1400-50; late Middle English < Medieval Latin successīvus, equivalent to success(us), past participle of succēdere to succeed + -īvus -ive

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Parts of speech for Successive


successive popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 91% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

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Synonyms for successive

adj successive

  • after a while — some time later
  • by and by — presently or eventually
  • collinear — lying on the same straight line
  • consecutive — Consecutive periods of time or events happen one after the other without interruption.
  • consequent — Consequent means happening as a direct result of an event or situation.

adjective successive

  • alternating — happening in succession
  • numerical — of or relating to numbers; of the nature of a number.

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