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consecutive

[kuh n-sek-yuh-tiv] /kənˈsɛk yə tɪv/
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
1605-1615
1605-15; consecut(ion) + -ive
Related forms
consecutively, adverb
consecutiveness, noun
nonconsecutive, adjective
nonconsecutively, adverb
nonconsecutiveness, noun
unconsecutive, adjective
unconsecutively, adverb
Synonyms
1. continuous.
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British Dictionary definitions for un-consecutive

consecutive

/kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv/
adjective
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 (sense 3)
5.
(grammar) expressing consequence or result: consecutive clauses
Derived Forms
consecutively, adverb
consecutiveness, noun
Word Origin
C17: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue
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Word Origin and History for un-consecutive

consecutive

adj.

1610s, from French consécutif (16c.), from Medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecutus "following closely," past participle of consequi (see consequence). Related: Consecutively.

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