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English definition of “successive”

successive

adjective [before noun] uk   /səkˈses.ɪv/ us  
C2 happening one after the other without any break: It was the team's fourth successive defeat. He won the World Championship for the third successive year.
successively
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Since the championship began, they have finished successively ninth, seventh, and fifth.
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