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1. succession

noun. ['səkˈsɛʃən'] a following of one thing after another in time.

Synonyms

  • chronological sequence
  • sequence
  • successiveness
  • pelting
  • run
  • rain
  • row
  • temporal order
  • chronological succession
  • temporal arrangement

Antonyms

  • earned run
  • exempt
  • confine
  • fail

Etymology

  • successio (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Succession

  • transgression
  • misimpression
  • indiscretion
  • decompression
  • retrocession
  • nonaggression
  • repossession
  • progression
  • expression
  • discretion
  • compression
  • suppression
  • repression
  • regression
  • profession
  • procession
  • precession
  • intercession
  • impression
  • digression
  • depression
  • confession
  • concession
  • secession
  • recession
  • possession
  • oppression
  • obsession
  • aggression
  • accession

How do you pronounce succession?

Pronounce succession as səkˈsɛʃən.

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How do you spell succession? Is it sucession ?

A common misspelling of succession is sucession

Example sentences of the word succession


1. Noun, singular or mass
Allow the unit several minutes to cool if it has been used numerous times in succession.

Quotes containing the word succession


1. Life is a succession of moments, to live each one is to succeed.
- Corita Kent

2. Life seems but a quick succession of busy nothings.
- Jane Austen, Mansfield Park

3. Life is a succession of lessons which must be lived to be understood.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson

2. succession

noun. ['səkˈsɛʃən'] a group of people or things arranged or following in order.

Synonyms

  • streak
  • parade
  • cascade
  • series

Antonyms

  • idle
  • integrate
  • stay
  • saltwater

Etymology

  • successio (Latin)

3. succession

noun. ['səkˈsɛʃən'] the action of following in order.

Synonyms

  • opening
  • order
  • chess opening
  • alternation
  • ordering

Antonyms

  • stand still
  • ebb
  • arrive
  • malfunction

Etymology

  • successio (Latin)

4. succession

noun. ['səkˈsɛʃən'] (ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established.

Synonyms

  • natural action
  • natural process
  • activity
  • action

Antonyms

  • finish
  • closing
  • upgrade
  • downgrade

Etymology

  • successio (Latin)

5. succession

noun. ['səkˈsɛʃən'] acquisition of property by descent or by will.

Synonyms

  • taking over

Antonyms

  • pronation
  • dextrorotation

Etymology

  • successio (Latin)
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