Con*sec"u*tive (?), a. [Cf. F. cons'ecutif. See Consequent.]


Following in a train; suceeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.


Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.

The actions of a man consecutive to volition. Locke.

3. Mus.

Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.

Consecutive chords Mus., chords of the same kind suceeding one another without interruption.


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