Definition of Succession

1. Noun. A following of one thing after another in time. "The doctor saw a sequence of patients"




2. Noun. A group of people or things arranged or following in order. "A succession of failures"
Generic synonyms: Series
Specialized synonyms: Cascade, Parade, Run, Streak

3. Noun. The action of following in order. "He played the trumps in sequence"
Exact synonyms: Sequence
Specialized synonyms: Chess Opening, Opening, Alternation
Generic synonyms: Order, Ordering
Derivative terms: Sequence, Sequential, Succeed

4. Noun. (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established.
Exact synonyms: Ecological Succession
Category relationships: Bionomics, Ecology, Environmental Science
Generic synonyms: Action, Activity, Natural Action, Natural Process

5. Noun. Acquisition of property by descent or by will.
Exact synonyms: Taking Over
Generic synonyms: Acquisition

Definition of Succession

1. n. The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.

Definition of Succession

1. Noun. An act of following in sequence. ¹

2. Noun. A sequence of things in order. ¹

3. Noun. A passing of royal powers. ¹

4. Noun. A group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order. ¹

5. Noun. (rfm-sense) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Succession

1. [n -S]

Lexicographical Neighbors of Succession

succeeding(a)
succeedingly
succeeds
succentor
succentors
succes
success
success has many fathers, failure is an orphan
success story
successary
successe
successes
successful
successfully
successfulness
succession (current term)
successional
successionally
successionism
successionist
successionists
successions
successism
successive
successively
successiveness
successless
successlessness
successor
successoral

Literary usage of Succession

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

1. A Treatise of Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume (1890)
"He adopted it from ordinary language without considering how it affected his view of the world as a succession of feelings. That still remained to him a ..."

2. A Treatise on Human Nature: Being an Attempt to Introduce the Experimental by David Hume, Thomas Hill Green, Thomas Hodge Grose (1882)
"Endless succession of feelings is not immortality in true sense. world first exists and then is thought of—to have seen that it only really exists as ..."

3. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XI ON THE GEOLOGICAL succession OF ORGANIC BEINGS On the slow and successive appearance of new species—On their different rates of change—Species ..."

4. The Cambridge Modern History by John Emerich Edward Dalberg Acton Acton, Adolphus William Ward, George Walter Prothero, Ernest Alfred Benians (1909)
"... GEORGE I () THE HANOVERIAN succession HAPPILY for England, the Hanoverian succession was, so far as the predominant partner in the Union was concerned, ..."

5. The Origin of Species by Charles Darwin (1909)
"CHAPTER XI ON THE GEOLOGICAL succession OF ORGANIC BEINGS On the slow and successive appearance of new species—On their different rates of change—Species ..."

6. On the Origin of Species by Means of Natural Selection by Charles Darwin (1878)
"CHAPTER XL ON THE GEOLOGICAL succession OF ORGANIC BEINGS. On the slow and successive appearance of new species — On their ..."

7. Geology by Thomas Chrowder Chamberlin, Rollin D. Salisbury (1904)
"The general order of life succession determined by stratigraphy. ... By continued and close studies, the particulars of the succession were worked out more ..."

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