Consecution

Definitions

  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Consecution A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
    • Consecution A succession or series of any kind.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: "Bookkeeper" is the only word in English language with three consecutive double letters
    • n consecution The act of following, or the condition of being in a series; that which is consecutive; succession; sequence.
    • n consecution In logic, the relation of consequent to antecedent, or of effect to cause; deduction; consequenee.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey
    • n Consecution kon-se-kū′shun a train of consequences or deductions: a series of things that follow one another:
    • n Consecution kon-se-kū′shun (mus.) succession of similar intervals in harmony
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Quotations

  • Laurence J. Peter
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    “Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. consecutio,. See Consequent
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. consequicon, and sequi, secutus, to follow.

Usage

In literature:

When you have mastered it, read it through consecutively, thinking of what it tells about Lincoln.
"Modern Prose And Poetry; For Secondary Schools" by Various
The diameters of the consecutive circles vary as the square roots of the corresponding number of waves.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 633, February 18, 1888" by Various
Egypt and the dependent provinces were thus afflicted for nine consecutive years.
"History Of Egypt From 330 B.C. To The Present Time, Volume 11 (of 12)" by S. Rappoport
The intervening causes, in the consecutive order of things, may be as diversified as the links in the chain of variant beings.
"Lectures on Language" by William S. Balch
In meat the waste in preparation and consecutive waste at table is considerable.
"The Healthy Life, Vol. V, Nos. 24-28" by Various
He remained thinking for some time, consecutively, and with great lucidity.
"The Helpmate" by May Sinclair
I scarce remember to have spoken a dozen consecutive sentences to one in my life.
"Medoline Selwyn's Work" by Mrs. J. J. Colter
These have to serve three consecutive years with the colours, and then pass into the reserve for another ten years.
"Spanish Life in Town and Country" by L. Higgin and Eugène E. Street
There was little or no attempt at digging a long, consecutive trench.
""Contemptible"" by "Casualty"
But it is not our purpose to give a consecutive view of the contents of those volumes.
"Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine, No. CCCLXXVI. February, 1847. Vol. LXI." by Various
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In poetry:

I stood in the rain, far from home at nightfall
By the Potomac, the great Dome lit the water,
The city my blood had built I knew no more
While the screech-owl whistled his new delight
Consecutively dark.
"Aeneas At Washington" by Allen Tate

In news:

It was the third-consecutive month of weak job growth.
If 49ers long snapper Brian Jennings plays in his 13th straight full season in 2012, he will tie the franchise record for consecutive games played with 208.
A second consecutive exhibition-game start is a pretty strong sign of where Matt Flynn stands in the Seahawks quarterback competition.
Zig-zag pattern on Charlie Brown's shirt possible gang sign, Great Pumpkin a no-show for 46th consecutive year.
This study was a prospective rather than a retrospective study on 163 consecutive patients operated on for probable herniated discs.
Robert Hight will attempt to earn his third consecutive Funny Car victory of the season Sunday from the No.
LONG BEACH, Calif — For the third-consecutive day at the Area Code Baseball Games presented by New Balance, it was a catcher that stood out the most.
Florida coach Kevin O'Sullivan doesn't expect to win many games when his team gives up runs in seven consecutive innings.
The Rangers team that will begin the 2001-2 season tonight is one in transition, one that has missed the playoffs for four consecutive seasons and desperately wants to avoid doing so for a fifth time.
The third-ranked Columbia College volleyball team won its 148th consecutive regular-season match in the American Midwest Conference in St Louis on Wednesday.
Grizzlies' runner takes first place for 4th consecutive year.
The Jaguar XJ has won the prestigious Best Luxury Car Award in the 2005 Fleet World Awards for a second consecutive year.
Retail hiring slows for second consecutive month.
Apparently feeling the pressure of trying to win a second consecutive title, 16-year-old Michelle Kwan fell twice and tumbled out of first place after a startling failure in tonight's long program at the national figure skating championships.
La Plata sophomore Seth Brown and senior Travis Small earned their second consecutive berths in the state tournament Saturday at the Class 1, District 2 cross country meet.
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In science:

We expect that for longer chains a large region in the middle develops where the shape varies weakly with ǫ and where the correlations between consecutive segments increase.
Reptation in the Rubinstein-Duke model: the influence of end-reptons dynamics
For the waiting time distribution of the large avalanches, i.e. for the distribution of the number of dropping events in between two consecutive large avalanches, surprisingly we find a double peak.
Avalanche statistics of sand heaps
The waiting time distribution of the intervals in between two consecutive large avalanches.
Avalanche statistics of sand heaps
If f (111) begins with a letter in an odd position, then the marked letters 113113113, read from left to right will make up consecutive letters of wσ in odd positions.
There are no iterated morphisms that define the Arshon sequence and the $\sigma$-sequence
Recall that the tree T can be viewed as a planar map that has a unique face F0 . A corner is a sector between two consecutive edges around a vertex. A vertex of degree k defines k corners and the total number of corners of T is 2n.
Random Planar Lattices and Integrated SuperBrownian Excursion
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