Meaning of “succession” in the English Dictionary

"succession" in British English

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successionnoun

uk /səkˈseʃ.ən/ us /səkˈseʃ.ən/

[ S ] a number of similar events or people that happen, exist, etc. after each other:

A succession of scandals and revelations has undermined the government over the past year.
Life was just an endless succession of parties 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 automatically takes an official position 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)

"succession" in American English

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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 state followed the vice president 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 /səkˈseʃən/ us

[ 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.

(Definition of “succession” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)