Definition of Consecutive

1. Adjective. One after the other. "Back-to-back home runs"

Exact synonyms: Back-to-back
Similar to: Succeeding



2. Adverb. In a consecutive manner. "We numbered the papers consecutively"
Exact synonyms: Sequentially
Partainyms: Sequential

3. Adjective. In regular succession without gaps. "Serial concerts"
Exact synonyms: Sequent, Sequential, Serial, Successive
Similar to: Ordered
Derivative terms: Sequence, Sequence, Serial, Serial, Series, Succeed, Successiveness

4. Adjective. Successive (without a break). "Sick for five straight days"
Exact synonyms: Straight
Similar to: Continuous, Uninterrupted

Definition of Consecutive

1. a. Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.

Definition of Consecutive

1. Adjective. following, in succession, without interruption ¹

2. Adjective. Having some logical sequence ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Consecutive

1. [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Consecutive

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consecrator
consecrators
consecratory
consectaneous
consectaries
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consectator
consectators
consecution
consecutions
consecutive (current term)
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Literary usage of Consecutive

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1. A Treatise on the Analytic Geometry of Three Dimensions by George Salmon (1882)
"But we see here that if the consecutive point be ... Then we have seen (Art. 268) that the equation of a consecutive tangent plane is and a perpendicular to ..."

2. Gesenius' Hebrew Grammar by Wilhelm Gesenius (1859)
"Most usually, a narration begins with the Perfect, and is then continued by Imperfects with Vav consecutive. This is the usual way of relating past events. ..."

3. The Philosophy of Music: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures by William Pole (1895)
"This is the law, so well known to all musicians, forbidding what are called consecutive octaves or fifths—that is, the motion of one part in octaves or ..."

4. Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences by New York Academy of Sciences (1916)
"Curve of the consecutive means of temperature ... But, as on the curves expressing the succession of consecutive means for longer series of observations—for ..."

5. The Philosophy of Music: Being the Substance of a Course of Lectures by William Pole (1879)
"This is the law, so well known to all musicians, forbidding what are called consecutive octaves or fifths—that is, the motion of one part in octaves or ..."

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