consecutive

If things are consecutive, they happen one after the other with no break. If there are five consecutive snowstorms on five consecutive days, you'll have to shovel your way out on day six.

Consecutive comes from the Latin consecutus, meaning "following closely" with no gap. Just like those snowstorms — one storm happened each day, back to back, for five days in a row. Consecutive numbers also follow each other, or advance in the right order. For example, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 are consecutive numbers. You should number the pages on a term paper to keep them consecutive so the teacher doesn't get confused.

Definitions of consecutive
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adj one after the other

Synonyms:
back-to-back
succeeding
coming after or following

adj in regular succession without gaps

Synonyms:
sequent, sequential, serial, successive
ordered
having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule

adj successive (without a break)

Synonyms:
straight
continuous, uninterrupted
continuing in time or space without interruption

adv in a consecutive manner

Synonyms:
sequentially

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