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successornoun [C]

 us   /səkˈses·ər/
someone or something that ​follows and ​takes the ​job, ​place, or ​position that was ​held by another: The ​company will ​announce the ​appointment of a successor to ​itsretiringchairman at the next ​boardmeeting.
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successornoun [C]

uk   /səkˈses.ər/  us   /səkˈses.ɚ/
C1 someone or something that comes after another ​person or thing: The ​university is ​seeking a successor toitsvicechancellor, who ​retires this ​spring. This ​range of ​computers is very ​fast, but ​their successors will be ​evenfaster.

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successornoun [C]

uk   us   /səkˈsesər/
someone or something that comes after another ​person or thing: successor to sb/sth She has been ​appointed successor to the ​retiringchiefexecutive. Network Rail is the successor to Railtrack and ​runslines and ​signalling.
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