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successive

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. Successive induction.

(Science: mathematics) See induction.

Origin: Cf. F. Successif. See Succeed.


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Topic: Evolution is not Darwinian
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