Meaning of “successive” in the English Dictionary

"successive" in British English

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successiveadjective [ before noun ]

uk /səkˈses.ɪv/ us /səkˈses.ɪv/
successively
adverb uk /səkˈses.ɪv.li/ us /səkˈses.ɪv.li/

Since the championship began, they have finished successively ninth, seventh, and fifth.

(Definition of “successive” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"successive" in American English

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successiveadjective [ not gradable ]

us /səkˈses·ɪv/

happening one after the other:

It was the team’s third successive defeat.
successively
adverb /səkˈses·ɪv·li/

(Definition of “successive” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)