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"succession" in British English

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successionnoun

uk   us   /səkˈseʃ.ən/
[S] a ​number of ​similarevents or ​people that ​happen, ​exist, etc. after each other: A succession ofscandals and ​revelations has ​undermined the ​government over the past ​year. Life was just an ​endless succession ofparties and ​dinners.in succession happening one after another: She had her first three ​children in rapid succession. This is the seventh ​year in succession that they've ​won the ​tournament. [U] a ​process in which someone ​automaticallytakes an ​officialposition or ​job after someone ​else: His ​divorce will not ​prevent the Prince of Wales's succession to the ​throne. Who comes after the vice-president in the ​presidential line of succession?
(Definition of succession from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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successionnoun [C/U]

 us   /səkˈseʃ·ən/
a ​series of things coming one after another: [C] a succession of ​scandals [U] In ​rapid succession he ​lost his ​job, his ​wife, and his ​health. [U] fml At that ​time, the ​secretary of ​statefollowed the ​vicepresident in ​line of ​presidential succession (= the ​order of taking over a ​position of ​authority).
(Definition of succession from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"succession" in Business English

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successionnoun

uk   us   /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 ​accountingscandals. They ​employ their ​seasonalworkers on a succession of fixed-term ​contracts.
[U] HR, WORKPLACE the ​process by which someone ​takes an ​officialposition 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 ​companylost two ​chiefexecutives in quick succession.
(Definition of succession from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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