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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020 con•sec•u•tive /kənˈsɛkyətɪv/
USA pronunciation adj.
Mathematics, following one another in succession or order: consecutive numbers such as 5, 6, 7, 8.
con•sec•u•tive•ness, n. [ uncountable ] See . -seq- WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020 con•sec•u•tive
(kən sek ′yə tiv), USA pronunciation adj.
Mathematicsfollowing one another in uninterrupted succession or order; successive: six consecutive numbers, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
Grammarmarked by logical sequence. Grammarexpressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.
con•sec ′u•tive•ly, adv.
con•sec ′u•tive•ness, n.
consecut( ion) + - ive 1605–15
1. continuous. See corresponding entry in Unabridged
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
consecutive / kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv/ adj (of a narrative, account, etc) following chronological sequence following one another without interruption; successive characterized by logical sequence another word for parallel expressing consequence or result: consecutive clauses Etymology: 17 th Century: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue conˈsecutively adv conˈsecutiveness n
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