Definition of In turn

1. Adverb. In proper order or sequence. "The stable became in turn a chapel and then a movie theater"

Exact synonyms: Successively
Partainyms: Successive



Definition of In turn

1. Adverb. One after the other; one at a time; in succession; successively. ¹

2. Adverb. In due order; in proper sequence; in a determined or measured sequence, as a waiting line or queue. ¹

3. Adverb. In response; in return. ¹

4. Adverb. Having a relationship sequentially comparable to one just mentioned; accordingly or similarly, with respect to sequence, precedence, or hierarchy.''Kibbitzer 51'', “In turn”, [ ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of In Turn

in too deep
in total
in toto
in touch
in tow
in train
in trans
in transit
in transition
in transitu
in trouble
in trouble(p)
in true
in truth
in tune
in turn (current term)
in twain
in two days
in two minds
in two shakes
in two shakes of a cow's tail
in two shakes of a dog's tail
in two shakes of a duck's tail
in two shakes of a lamb's tail
in two ways
in twos
in unison
in unity there is strength
in ure
in use

Literary usage of In turn

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"firmed by the District Court of Appeals, and this in turn was reversed by a decision of the Supreme Court of the State of California ..."

2. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"... these volumes were printed in London, and that they were sold by the author at his lodgings in Turn- bull Street for 14*. (GEE, Foot out of the Snare). ..."

3. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Let her condemn and burn my books; I, in turn, unless I can find no lire, will condemn said publicly burn the whole pontifical law, that swamp of heresies" ..."

4. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"By means of the operating pinion which is geared to the strut, and to which in turn is geared the operating mechanism, the bridge may be raised or lowered, ..."

5. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... then into the "cantata," which in turn develops from a simple form into richer and richer complexity (Johann Kuhnau, 1667-1722; Johann Philipp Krieger, ..."

6. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1918)
"firmed by the District Court of Appeals, and this in turn was reversed by a decision of the Supreme Court of the State of California ..."

7. Dictionary of National Biography by LESLIE. STEPHEN (1900)
"... these volumes were printed in London, and that they were sold by the author at his lodgings in Turn- bull Street for 14*. (GEE, Foot out of the Snare). ..."

8. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Let her condemn and burn my books; I, in turn, unless I can find no lire, will condemn said publicly burn the whole pontifical law, that swamp of heresies" ..."

9. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1918)
"By means of the operating pinion which is geared to the strut, and to which in turn is geared the operating mechanism, the bridge may be raised or lowered, ..."

10. The New Schaff-Herzog Encyclopedia of Religious Knowledge: Embracing by Johann Jakob Herzog, Philip Schaff, Albert Hauck (1911)
"... then into the "cantata," which in turn develops from a simple form into richer and richer complexity (Johann Kuhnau, 1667-1722; Johann Philipp Krieger, ..."

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