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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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