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succession

noun uk   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 cup. [U] a process in which someone automatically takes an official position or job after someone else: Divorce would not prevent the Prince of Wales's succession to the throne. Who comes after the vice-president in the presidential line of succession?
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