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
He was loud and boisterous, always laughing and singing, and never able to work consecutively at anything.
The rule is that no two receivers can touch the ball consecutively on the same play.
The cameras are set to take three pictures consecutively if any movement is detected within the line of sight.
The sentence would be served consecutively with other prison terms he is already serving in other cases.
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