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consecutive


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Consecutive  \Con*sec"u*tive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  cons['e]cutif.  See 
  {Consequent}.] 
  1.  Following  in  a  train;  succeeding  one  another  in  a  regular 
  order  successive;  uninterrupted  in  course  or  succession; 
  with  no  interval  or  break;  as  fifty  consecutive  years. 
 
  2.  Following  as  a  consequence  or  result;  actually  or 
  logically  dependent;  consequential;  succeeding. 
 
  The  actions  of  a  man  consecutive  to  volition. 
  --Locke. 
 
  3.  (Mus.)  Having  similarity  of  sequence;  --  said  of  certain 
  parallel  progressions  of  two  parts  in  a  piece  of  harmony; 
  as  consecutive  fifths,  or  consecutive  octaves,  which  are 
  forbidden. 
 
  {Consecutive  chords}  (Mus.),  chords  of  the  same  kind 
  succeeding  one  another  without  interruption. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  consecutive 
  adj  1:  in  regular  succession  without  gaps;  "serial  concerts"  [syn: 
  {sequent},  {sequential},  {serial},  {successive}] 
  2:  successive  (without  a  break);  "sick  for  five  straight  days" 
  [syn:  {straight}] 
  3:  one  after  the  other  "back-to-back  home  runs"  [syn:  {back-to-back}] 
  adv  :  in  a  consecutive  manner;  "we  numbered  the  papers 
  consecutively"  [syn:  {sequentially}] 




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