consecutive Definition

  • 1following continuously in order without interruption
  • 2succeeding one another in unbroken or logical sequence

Using consecutive: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "consecutive" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    This is his fifth consecutive win.

  • Example

    She has been absent for three consecutive days.

  • Example

    The team has won three consecutive games.

  • Example

    He has worked for the company for ten consecutive years.

consecutive Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with consecutive

  • consecutive numbers

    numbers that follow each other in order, such as 1, 2, 3, 4, 5


    The sum of two consecutive numbers is always an odd number.

  • consecutive sentences

    sentences that are served one after the other, without any time off for good behavior


    He was sentenced to five consecutive years in prison.

  • a type of interpreting where the interpreter waits for the speaker to finish a sentence or phrase before interpreting it into the target language


    The conference required consecutive interpreting, which made the proceedings slower than usual.

Origins of consecutive

from Latin 'consecutivus', from 'consequi' meaning 'follow'


Summary: consecutive in Brief

The term 'consecutive' [kənˈsekjətɪv] refers to things that follow each other in order without interruption. It can be used to describe a series of events or actions, such as 'This is his fifth consecutive win,' or a period of time, such as 'She has been absent for three consecutive days.' The term extends into phrases like 'consecutive numbers,' and 'consecutive sentences,' and is often used in formal contexts.

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