Definition of 'successive'
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Successive governments have wriggled out of taking action. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It is the second successive year in which the finalists have met in the next campaign. Times, Sunday Times (2014)Successive governments have tried to spur activity with myriad schemes. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The problems of social housing stem from the failures of successive governments to build sufficient social housing stock. Times, Sunday Times (2008)For the second successive day a player changed his shirt and saw his team score within ten minutes. Times, Sunday Times (2014)The failure of successive regimes to swap territory has abandoned tens of thousands of their inhabitants for generations. Times, Sunday Times (2011)Rising energy prices reflect higher global demand and the policy failures of successive governments to promote new generation capacity. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Successive governments have overseen these changes prioritising cost over quality of justice and gaining increased control by means of appointment and sanction. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The stock moved ahead on three successive days.. Times, Sunday Times (2008)Happily, for the fourth successive year there were no injuries to any horse or jockey. The Sun (2016)Failed by just a head to win this for the second successive year 12 months ago. The Sun (2016)This is the price for successive governments' failure to build power plants. The Sun (2015)Five successive failures; they made the final only once. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The visiting team remain trapped in relegation trouble, despite coming into this game after three successive wins. Times, Sunday Times (2006)His village healthcare schemes and programme of cheap loans won him the love of the poor and carried him to three successive election victories. Times, Sunday Times (2011)A second successive defeat at home is just not good enough. Times, Sunday Times (2012)It was his second successive defeat and one that put a massive dent in his plans to fight Mayweather. The Sun (2015)There were more than 41,000 here to watch their side fail to win a first home game of the season for the eighth successive year. Times, Sunday Times (2015)More Villa misery with a second successive 1-0 defeat. The Sun (2012)During the second week, on three successive nights, the husband was awakened by other noises. Dictionary of Mind, Body and Spirit (1994)And now, here we are with the danger that this will be the second successive general election fought over the reasons we went to war. Times, Sunday Times (2010)After three successive defeats, Arsenal were clearly low on confidence and rarely offered much going forward. The Sun (2010)This week, after a radical overhaul, she will announce a second successive year of profits. Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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Translations for 'successive'
British English: successive /səkˈsɛsɪv/ ADJECTIVE
Successive means happening or existing one after another without a break.
He was the winner for a second successive year.
- American English: successive
- Arabic: مُتَعاقِب
- Brazilian Portuguese: sucessivo
- Chinese: 接连的
- Croatian: uzastopan
- Czech: postupný
- Danish: successiv
- Dutch: opeenvolgend
- European Spanish: consecutivo
- Finnish: peräkkäinen
- French: successif
- German: aufeinanderfolgend
- Greek: διαδοχικός
- Italian: successivo
- Japanese: 連続する
- Korean: 연속하는
- Norwegian: påfølgende
- Polish: kolejny
- European Portuguese: sucessivo
- Romanian: succesiv
- Russian: последующий
- Spanish: consecutivo
- Swedish: successiv
- Thai: อย่างต่อเนื่องกัน
- Turkish: ardıl
- Ukrainian: послідовний
- Vietnamese: liên tục
Definition of successive from the Collins English Dictionary
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