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succession

EN[səkˈsɛʃ.ən]
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WSuccession
  • Succession is the act or process of following in order or sequence.
FR succession

    Definition of succession in English Dictionary

  • NounPLsuccessionsSUF-ion
    1. An act of following in sequence.
      1. A sequence of things in order.
        1. Villa spent most of the second period probing from wide areas and had a succession of corners but despite their profligacy they will be glad to overturn the 6-0 hammering they suffered at St James' Park in August following former boss Martin O'Neill's departure
      2. A passing of royal powers.
        1. A group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order.
          1. OBS (rare) The person who succeeds to rank or office; a successor or heir.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • But Torres's afternoon was to take a turn for the worse for a second week in succession as he was shown a straight red card by referee Mike Dean for a two-footed challenge on Gower.
            2. Used in the Beginning of Sentence
              • Succession is a major issue in current pond conservation management since it may eventually result in the loss of valuable habitats due to terrestrialization, especially in eutrophicated systems.
            3. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • The home team appeared to have the advantage throughout the game, and finally capitalized on their opponents' weakness with just two minutes remaining, scoring several points in quick succession.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Countable nouns
                • Singularia tantum
                  • Uncountable nouns
              Related Links:
              1. fr succession
              2. fr successions
              3. en successions
              4. en successional
              5. en successionism
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              Grammatically, this word "succession" is a noun, more specifically, a countable noun and a singularia tantum.
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