from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Following one after another without interruption; successive: was absent on three consecutive days; won five consecutive games on the road.
  • adj. Marked by logical sequence.
  • adj. Grammar Expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. following, in succession, without interruption
  • adj. Having some logical sequence

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break.
  • adj. Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.
  • adj. Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • 1. Uninterrupted in course or succession; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive.
  • Following; succeeding: with to.
  • In music, consecutive intervals; usually, the forbidden progression of consecutive or parallel fifths or octaves.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. successive (without a break)
  • adj. in regular succession without gaps
  • adj. one after the other
  • adv. in a consecutive manner


from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

French consécutif, from Old French, from Medieval Latin cōnsecūtīvus, from cōnsecūtus, past participle of Latin cōnsequī, to follow closely; see consequent.


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