a person or thing that succeeds or follows.
a person who succeeds another in an office, position, or the like.

1250–1300; < Latin, equivalent to succed-, variant stem of succēdere to succeed + -tor -tor, with dt > ss; replacing Middle English successour < Anglo-French < Latin, as above

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successor (səkˈsɛsə)
1.  a person or thing that follows, esp a person who succeeds another in an office
2.  logic the element related to a given element by a serial ordering, esp the natural number next larger to a given one. The successor of n is n + 1, usually written Sn or n′

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Computing Dictionary

SuccessoR definition

A language for distributed computing derived from SR.
["SuccessoR: Refinements to SR", R.A. Olsson et al, TR 84-3, U Arizona 1984].

successor definition


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Example sentences
What worries him now is the choice of his successor.
First, an interim chief must provide day-to-day leadership so that an effective
  search for a permanent successor can be conducted.
If history is a guide, the politicians could wrangle for months over his
Once his successor is appointed, he will return to the faculty.
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