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  • consecutive — consecutive, successive, sequent, sequential, serial are comparable when meaning following one after the other in order. Consecutive and successive apply to objects which follow one another without interruption or break. But consecutive is… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Consecutive — Con*sec u*tive, a. [Cf. F. cons[ e]cutif. See {Consequent}.] 1. 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. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • consecutive — con·sec·u·tive adj: following one after the other in order con·sec·u·tive·ly adv Merriam Webster’s Dictionary of Law. Merriam Webster. 1996. consecutive …   Law dictionary

  • consecutive — UK US /kənˈsekjʊtɪv/ adjective ► used to describe events, numbers, etc. that follow one after another without an interruption: »Interest rates have been held at the same level for the tenth consecutive month …   Financial and business terms

  • consecutive — [kən sek′yo͞o tiv, kən sek′yətiv] adj. [Fr consécutif < ML consecutivus < pp. of L consequi: see CONSEQUENCE] 1. following in order, without interruption; successive [for four consecutive days] 2. proceeding from one part or idea to the… …   English World dictionary

  • consecutive — 1610s, from Fr. consécutif (16c.), from M.L. consecutivus, from L. consecutus following closely, pp. of consequi (see CONSEQUENCE (Cf. consequence)). Related: Consecutively …   Etymology dictionary

  • consecutive — [adj] in sequence after, chronological, connected, constant, continuing, continuous, ensuing, following, going on, increasing, in order, in turn, later, logical, numerical, one after another, progressive, running, sequent, sequential, serial,… …   New thesaurus

  • consecutive — ► ADJECTIVE 1) following in unbroken or logical sequence. 2) Grammar expressing consequence or result. DERIVATIVES consecutively adverb. ORIGIN Latin consecutivus, from consequi follow closely …   English terms dictionary

  • consecutive — 01. The teacher had to speak to the student after he was late for class for three [consecutive] days. 02. The Montreal Canadiens hockey team won four [consecutive] Stanley Cups between 1956 and 1960, and four more [consecutive] championships from …   Grammatical examples in English

  • consécutive — ● consécutif, consécutive adjectif (latin consecutus, de consequi, suivre) Se dit de plusieurs choses qui se suivent sans interruption dans le temps : Dormir dix heures consécutives. Qui est le résultat, la conséquence de quelque chose : L… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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