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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Successive  \Suc*ces"sive\,  a.  [Cf.  F.  successif  See  {Succeed}.] 
  1.  Following  in  order  or  in  uninterrupted  course;  coming 
  after  without  interruption  or  interval;  following  one 
  after  another  in  a  line  or  series;  consecutive;  as  the 
  successive  revolution  of  years;  the  successive  kings  of 
  Egypt;  successive  strokes  of  a  hammer. 
  Send  the  successive  ills  through  ages  down  --Prior. 
  2.  Having  or  giving  the  right  of  succeeding  to  an 
  inheritance;  inherited  by  succession;  hereditary;  as  a 
  successive  title;  a  successive  empire.  [Obs.]  --Shak. 
  {Successive  induction}.  (Math.)  See  {Induction},  5. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  in  regular  succession  without  gaps;  "serial  concerts"  [syn: 
  {consecutive},  {sequent},  {sequential},  {serial}] 

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