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succession

noun
 
 
/səkˈseʃən/
[S] a number of similar people or events that exist or happen one after another: a succession of sth The company has been involved in a succession of accounting scandals. They employ their seasonal workers on a succession of fixed-term contracts.
[U] HR, WORKPLACE the process by which someone takes an official position or job after someone else has been doing it: He was elected Chairman in succession to Brooke. a succession announcement/arrangement/issue
in succession happening one after another: Crops have failed for the third year in succession. The company lost two chief executives in quick succession.
→ See also management succession
(Definition of succession from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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