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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)







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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 Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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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 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)
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