consecutive

[kuhn-sek-yuh-tiv]
adjective
1.
following one another in uninterrupted succession or order; successive: six consecutive numbers, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
2.
marked by logical sequence.
3.
Grammar. expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.

Origin:
1605–15; consecut(ion) + -ive

consecutively, adverb
consecutiveness, noun
nonconsecutive, adjective
nonconsecutively, adverb
nonconsecutiveness, noun
unconsecutive, adjective
unconsecutively, adverb


1. continuous.
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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.  music another word for parallel
5.  grammar expressing consequence or result: consecutive clauses
 
[C17: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue]
 
con'secutively
 
adv
 
con'secutiveness
 
n

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consecutive
1610s, from Fr. consécutif (fem. consécutive), from M.Fr., from M.L. consecutivus, from L. consecutus "following closely," pp. of consequi (see consequence).
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Example sentences
Makes one wonder if there ever was a time when days and nights were almost
  consecutive.
These are found to be two consecutive and adjoining links within the drinking
  action.
The credit-rating agency retained its negative outlook for all sectors of
  higher education for a second consecutive year.
Conscripts are randomly selected and may serve any two consecutive years, as
  long as their service begins before age twenty-two.
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