1. [syn: consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successive]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Successive \Suc*ces"sive\, a. [Cf. F. successif. See Succeed.]
1. Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming
after without interruption or interval; following one
after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the
successive revolution of years; the successive kings of
Egypt; successive strokes of a hammer.
Send the successive ills through ages down. --Prior.
2. Having or giving the right of succeeding to an
inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a
successive title; a successive empire. [Obs.] --Shak.
Successive induction. (Math.) See Induction, 5.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
[syn: consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
37 Moby Thesaurus words for "successive":
after, alternating, appendant, attendant, cadet, catenary,
consecutive, consequent, continual, continuous, ensuing, following,
junior, later, lineal, linear, next, ordinal, posterior,
postpositional, postpositive, progressive, proximate, puisne,
rotating, sequacious, sequent, sequential, serial, seriate,
subsequent, succeeding, successional, suffixed, unbroken,