# Definition of *consecutive* in English:

## consecutive^{}

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### adjective

1Following continuously.

*‘five consecutive months of serious decline’**‘Last month's hike is the first following five consecutive months of falling rates.’**‘Economists said this ninth consecutive rise would be followed by further increases in the months ahead.’**‘He followed up with three consecutive Championship wins and was runner-up three times in succession.’**‘This continued for two consecutive weeks; the final total being 504 holes of golf and who knows how many practice balls!’**‘These sessions will continue for four consecutive Thursday evenings.’**‘The next three episodes then screen on the following consecutive Sunday nights at 8.00 pm.’**‘Trials continue until five consecutive trials are obtained that meet the criteria for range restriction, with a maximum of ten trials.’**‘The fall in office rents followed four consecutive years of double-digit growth and was largely caused by fears over the economy.’**‘Experimental manipulations within plants continued for six consecutive days.’**‘The treatment was started three days after inoculation with amoebae and continued for three consecutive days.’**‘The birth rate increased for the third consecutive year following nearly a decade of decline.’**‘This treatment was continued for two consecutive days if cows had persistent fever.’**‘Her appeal follows the fourth consecutive fall in the number of reported cases of euthanasia.’**‘The number has declined for the eighth consecutive month.’**‘However, the reality is that the figures still signal expansion for the seventh consecutive month even if the pace is easing somewhat.’**‘Higher employment was achieved for the 10th consecutive month in June, but the pace of growth was somewhat less.’**‘January was the 50th consecutive month of economic expansion.’**‘While eminent singers will be involved as members of the jury, the talent scouting exercise will go on for six consecutive months.’**‘The maximum boarding period allowed is three consecutive months.’**‘He received two six months consecutive sentences for these charges.’*

View synonyms**successive**, succeeding, following, in succession, running, in a row, one after the other, back-to-back, continuous, solid, straight, uninterrupted, unbroken- 1.1In unbroken or logical sequence.
*‘You can also look for sequences of consecutive primes in arithmetic progression.’**‘A quantitative comparison of the flickers observed in the two consecutive image sequences was performed.’**‘A Terz is a sequence of three consecutive cards; it is worth 20 points.’**‘At your turn you can play an ascending sequence of consecutive cards in a single suit, provided that the first card beats the previous play.’**‘A sequence of three consecutive pairs or a four of a kind can beat a single two (but not any other single card).’**‘The most usual combinations are a collection of cards of equal rank, or a sequence of cards of consecutive ranks in the same suit.’**‘If a consecutive sequence in the same suit, headed by an Old card, is held by some player then the whole sequence are Old Cards.’**‘The lines of various colours are primordium boundaries as recognized in consecutive members of the sequence.’**‘At the top of the heap is the straight flush, which consists of any sequence of five consecutive cards of the same suit.’**‘A sequence is a group of cards in consecutive order, regardless of suit.’**‘An edition is the total number made of an original print, each numbered in consecutive order starting with one.’**‘As the sequence progresses, the gaps between consecutive squares get longer and longer.’**‘Now, the company is offering customers the option of purchasing the revolvers with consecutive serial numbers.’**‘The review units arrived as a matched pair with consecutive serial numbers and sounded well-matched.’**‘Back in 1995, the record was only seven consecutive primes in arithmetic progression.’**‘As the numbers in the sequence get larger, the ratios of consecutive numbers get closer to the golden ratio.’**‘A sequence consists of three or more consecutive cards of the same suit, such as 5 6 7.’**‘In the second phase, as an alternative to playing a single card it is possible to play a sequence of two or more consecutive cards in the same suit.’**‘A sequence of equal sized, consecutive sets of identical cards can be led.’**‘Pretty much it's in consecutive order, but a couple things are out of order.’*

View synonyms**sequential**, consecutive, in sequence, in order of time, in order, ordered, progressive, serial - 1.2Grammar Expressing consequence or result.
*‘a consecutive clause’**‘In its role as a consecutive connector and as a punctuation marker, it corresponds to other markers in English than well or cos, eg. then or therefore.’**‘The consecutive connector can be omitted.’**‘Consecutive adverbial subordinate sentences are those that express a consequence of what the main clause says.’*

- 1.3Music Denoting intervals of the same kind (especially fifths or octaves) occurring in succession between two parts or voices.
*‘Since a majority of Dixieland numbers have long chains of secondary dominants you end up using the following scale respectively over each consecutive chord.’**‘For this particular pattern there is a classical fingering pattern which is repeated over each consecutive octave.’**‘As the player went higher, more notes were available in each consecutive octave.’*

**Origin**

Early 17th century from French consécutif, -ive, from medieval Latin consecutivus, from Latin consecut- ‘followed closely’, from the verb consequi.

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