con|sec|u|tive [kənˈsekjutıv] adj
[Date: 1600-1700; : French; Origin: consecutif, from Latin consequi; CONSEQUENT]
consecutive numbers or periods of time follow one after the other without any interruptions
It had rained for four consecutive days.
Can they win the title for the third consecutive season?
>consecutively adv
Number the pages consecutively.

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  • consecutive — [kən sek′yo͞o tiv, kən sek′yətiv] adj. [Fr consécutif < ML consecutivus < pp. of L consequi: see CONSEQUENCE] 1. following in order, without interruption; successive [for four consecutive days] 2. proceeding from one part or idea to the… …   English World dictionary

  • consecutive — 1610s, from Fr. consécutif (16c.), from M.L. consecutivus, from L. consecutus following closely, pp. of consequi (see CONSEQUENCE (Cf. consequence)). Related: Consecutively …   Etymology dictionary

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