consecutive

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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sec•u•tive /kənˈsɛkyətɪv/USA pronunciation   adj. 
  1. Mathematics, following one another in succession or order:consecutive numbers such as 5, 6, 7, 8.
con•sec•u•tive•ly, adv. 
con•sec•u•tive•ness, n. [uncountable]See -seq-.

WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
con•sec•u•tive  (kən sekyə tiv),USA pronunciation adj. 
  1. Mathematicsfollowing one another in uninterrupted succession or order;
    successive:six consecutive numbers, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
  2. Grammarmarked by logical sequence.
  3. Grammarexpressing consequence or result:a consecutive clause.
con•secu•tive•ly, adv. 
con•secu•tive•ness, n. 
  • consecut(ion) + -ive 1605–15
    • 1.See corresponding entry in Unabridged continuous.

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
consecutive /kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv/ adj
  1. (of a narrative, account, etc) following chronological sequence
  2. following one another without interruption; successive
  3. characterized by logical sequence
  4. another word for parallel
  5. expressing consequence or result: consecutive clauses
Etymology: 17th Century: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue

conˈsecutively adv conˈsecutiveness n
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