• WordNet 3.6
    • adj consecutive one after the other "back-to-back home runs"
    • adj consecutive successive (without a break) "sick for five straight days"
    • adj consecutive in regular succession without gaps "serial concerts"
    • adv consecutive in a consecutive manner "we numbered the papers consecutively"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Three consecutive strikes in bowling is called a turkey
    • Consecutive Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding. "The actions of a man consecutive to volition."
    • Consecutive Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.
    • Consecutive (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: If you add up the numbers 1-100 consecutively (1+2+3+4+5 etc) the total is 5050.
    • consecutive Uninterrupted in course or succession; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive.
    • consecutive Following; succeeding: with to.
    • consecutive In music, consecutive intervals; usually, the forbidden progression of consecutive or parallel fifths or octaves.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Sandy Koufax threw a no-hitter in four consecutive seasons between 1962-65. He's the only player to throw no-hitters in more than two straight seasons.
    • adj Consecutive following in regular order: succeeding or resulting
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  • Laurence J. Peter
    “Make three correct guesses consecutively and you will establish a reputation as an expert.”


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


In literature:

Thus in Wacherzeel seven Germans are said to have consecutively attacked a woman, afterward killing her.
"New York Times Current History: The European War from the Beginning to March 1915, Vol 1, No. 2" by Various
If it calls three times, in three consecutive nights, the sick person will die.
"Unknown Mexico, Volume 1 (of 2)" by Carl Lumholtz
From eight to two they are in the schoolroom, six consecutive hours.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 4, No. 23, September, 1859" by Various
To write a consecutive and connected history of these atrocities would be to compile a volume of horrors.
"The Reminiscences of an Irish Land Agent" by S.M. Hussey
Select six consecutive words in 1:9 that declare the greatness of her fall.
"A Bird's-Eye View of the Bible" by Frank Nelson Palmer
As sequential tasks are completed, the consecutive days are highlighted.
"Sequential Problem Solving" by Fredric Lozo
They now held four consecutive islands, from north to south, Guadeloupe, Dominica, Martinique, and Santa Lucia.
"The Major Operations of the Navies in the War of American Independence" by A. T. Mahan
Consecutive rows of Brussels edging, worked alternately from left to right, and from right to left.
"The Ladies' Work-Book" by Unknown
Twenty-three meetings attended; and as many discourses delivered, in seventeen consecutive days!
"Life and Labors of Elder John Kline, the Martyr Missionary" by John Kline
In fact, the sum of any number of consecutive cubes, beginning always with 1, is in every case a square number.
"Amusements in Mathematics" by Henry Ernest Dudeney
As the final, and in the main consecutive, illustrations of his military views, the two are presented here together.
"The Life of Nelson, Vol. II. (of 2)" by A. T. (Alfred Thayer) Mahan
It is we who deceive ourselves by the use we make of them, that is, by our consecutions.
"Theodicy" by G. W. Leibniz
They are not concealed from me, but I know nothing consecutively and am often badly informed.
"Women of Modern France" by Hugo P. Thieme
Also, he demands of his companion the knack of calm, consecutive thought.
"The Joyful Heart" by Robert Haven Schauffler
Aline's head ached, and she could not think consecutively.
"The Heather-Moon" by C. N. Williamson and A. M. Williamson
The indices of three consecutive slots are set to the numbers 3, 8, 5 respectively.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 4, Part 4" by Various
Edwin loitered on the pavement, with his brain all tingling, and excitedly incapable of any consecutive thought whatever.
"Clayhanger" by Arnold Bennett
Six consecutive lessons on the subject have already been given.
"The Parables of Our Lord" by William Arnot
Hence, its use on two consecutive occasions is rarely admissible.
"Style in Singing" by W. E. Haslam
I compared many passages, and found scarcely three consecutive sentences untouched.
"Figures of Several Centuries" by Arthur Symons

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:

Offense sputters heading into All-Star break with consecutive losses to Predators.
Former Florida Gator Tim Tebow earned "The Good Guy " award yesterday and is the fifth consecutive quarterback to do so.
The class will meet from 6:30-8:30 pm for five consecutive Wednesdays on the college campus, 1502 E Lauridsen Blvd, Port Angeles.
FOR THE SECOND consecutive year, temperatures in the 50s (thank you, global warming) helped draw large, appreciative and gloveless crowds to Broad Street for the Jenny Craig Mummers Parade.
0Saturday's race marked the eighth consecutive marathon.
Cal Ripken, Jr Age: 51 Occupation: Retired Professional Baseball Player Known For: Holding the record for most consecutive games played and being widely considered one of the best shortstops and third basemen ever.
Before 2012, the UCLA defense had been consistently and effectively gashed on the ground for four consecutive seasons.
With a reading of 53.1, the December MBI showed that the metalworking industry grew slightly faster compared to November, marking the 29th consecutive month of industry growth.
For the third consecutive outing, Twins righthander Samuel Deduno didn't last longer than four innings.
RIVERSIDE, N.J.–Sea Gull Lighting has been recognized with the Energy Star Sustained Excellence Award for the third consecutive year by the US Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy.
Hallowed Dreams, who made a name for herself in 2000 when she won her first 16 races to equal a modern-day record for consecutive wins held at the time by Citation and Cigar, has produced a major Quarter Horse winner.
For the fourth consecutive election, West Virginians backed a Republican for president.
Miranda Ferguson, still standing tall after 35 consecutive handsprings.
His ArcelorMittal posted a net profit in third quarter after three consecutive quarterly losses.
The Lady Goats (21-6, 10-0) defeated Mexia on Tuesday to complete a second consecutive unbeaten District 20-3A season.

In science:

Equality holds if and only if (cid:16)3m m (cid:17) is odd and this happens if and only if the binary expansion of m has no two consecutive unit digits.
The enumeration of simple permutations
Irving Kaplansky, The asymptotic distribution of runs of consecutive elements, Ann.
The enumeration of simple permutations
For each particle to move a distance roughly equal to its diameter, q consecutive steps must be taken.
Ribosome recycling, diffusion, and mRNA loop formation in translational regulation
We can encode such a binary sequence by the distance between consecutive 1’s.
Increments of Random Partitions
Given a binary sequence, the problem is to construct an exchangeable random partition Π, so that the distribution of the (unordered) block sizes of its restriction Πn to [n] is the same as the distribution of the “gaps” (distances) between consecutive 1’s in the binary sequence.
Increments of Random Partitions
For i 6= n, the analysis will also need to consider whether or not i is intermediate in value to the pair of consecutive labels where it is to be inserted.
A Hodge decomposition for the complex of injective words
It is rather clear that we have to understand the localization of the beginning and the end of consecutive runs with alternating sign.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
In the second theorem we consider consecutive runs with erased endpoints.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
Moreover for al l −k ≤ j ≤ k , µβ ,θ ,γ hηδ,ζ (ℓ) = (−1)j sgn( Xα∈Cǫ/γ (I0 (ω)) In the previous theorem nothing is said about what happens in the region between two consecutive intervals with different signs, a region that has a macroscopic length smaller than ρ/γ by (2.54), see before (2.49) for ρ.
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
The contribution of ∆G (mδ∗ β ,J ) in (5.62) depends whether J is between two consecutive changes of phases or not, with J being located at an extreme of I .
One-dimensional random field Kac's model: localization of the phases
For this analysis, we divide τα into several time intervals ∆t, identify the most mobile particles in each interval, and determine the probability distribution PM (ν, ∆t) of finding a particle mobile in ν not necessarily consecutive intervals.
Spatially heterogeneous dynamics and dynamic facilitation in a model of viscous silica
When α and β are made up of consecutive integers we cal l M [α|β ] a Fekete minor.
Measure convolution semigroups and non-infinitely divisible probability distributions
Large scale problem i n stances can be in the range N = 1010 or 1012 . An I/O operation in the model is a swap of B elements from internal memory with B consecutive elements from external memory.
The Random Buffer Tree : A Randomized Technique for I/O-efficient Algorithms
Assume now that EIn Ir > 0 and that n < r are not consecutive among numbers k with EIk > 0.
Random Walks in Varying Dimensions
Now choose n < 2/N and apply the above consideration to the consecutive pairs Ck , Ck+1 .
Bounds for contractive semigroups and second order systems