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1. successive

adjective. ['səkˈsɛsɪv'] in regular succession without gaps.

Synonyms

  • ordered
  • sequential
  • serial
  • sequent

Antonyms

  • discontinuous
  • preceding
  • incoherent
  • irrational

Etymology

  • succedere (Latin)

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Words that Rhyme with Successive

  • unimpressive
  • progressive
  • expressive
  • repressive
  • regressive
  • impressive
  • depressive
  • recessive
  • possessive
  • oppressive
  • obsessive
  • excessive
  • aggressive

Example sentences of the word successive


1. Adjective
A general rule of thumb is that each successive generation of hardware provides better performance than the last.

Quotes containing the word successive


1. There are very few human beings who receive the truth, complete and staggering, by instant illumination. Most of them acquire it fragment by fragment, on a small scale, by successive developments, cellularly, like a laborious mosaic.
- Anaïs Nin, Journals Of Anais Nin Volume 3

2. Nothing is born of nothing, least of all knowledge, modernity, or enlightened thought; progress is made in tiny surges, in successive laps, like an endless relay race. But there are links without which nothing would be passed on, and for that reason, they deserve the gratitude of all who benefited from them.
- Amin Maalouf, Orígenes

3. Birth after birth the line unchanging runs,And fathers live transmitted in their sons;Each passing year beholds the unvarying kinds,The same their manners, and the same their minds:Till, as erelong successive buds decay,And insect-shoals successive pass away,Increasing wants the pregnant parent vexWith the fond wish to form a softer sex. ..
- Erasmus Darwin, The Temple Of Nature

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