Suc*ces"sive (?), a. [Cf. F. successif. See Succeed.]

1.

Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the successive revolution of years; the successive kings of Egypt; successive strokes of a hammer.

Send the successive ills through ages down. Prior.

2.

Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire.

[Obs.]

Shak.

Successive induction. Math. See Induction, 5.

 

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