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 for successive
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Successive \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.
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              Send the successive ills through ages down. --Prior.
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     2. Having or giving the right of succeeding to an
        inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a
        successive title; a successive empire. [Obs.] --Shak.
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     Successive induction. (Math.) See Induction, 5.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      adj 1: in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
             [syn: consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial,

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  37 Moby Thesaurus words for "successive":
     after, alternating, appendant, attendant, cadet, catenary,
     consecutive, consequent, continual, continuous, ensuing, following,
     junior, later, lineal, linear, next, ordinal, posterior,
     postpositional, postpositive, progressive, proximate, puisne,
     rotating, sequacious, sequent, sequential, serial, seriate,
     subsequent, succeeding, successional, suffixed, unbroken,
     uninterrupted, younger

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