HyperDic: succession

English > 5 senses of the word succession:
NOUNattributesuccession, sequence, chronological sequence, successiveness, chronological successiona following of one thing / thing after another in time
groupsuccessiona group of people or things arranged or following in order
actsuccession, sequencethe action of following in order
processsuccession, ecological succession(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
actsuccession, taking overacquisition of property by descent or by will
succession > pronunciation
Soundssahkseh'shahn
RhymesAachen ... Zukerman: 2572 rhymes with ahn...
English > succession: 5 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningA following of one thing / thing after another in time.
Synonymssequence, chronological sequence, successiveness, chronological succession
Narrowerrain, peltingAnything happening rapidly or in quick successive
rotationA planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)
rowA continuous chronological succession without an interruption
runAn unbroken chronological sequence
Broadertemporal arrangement, temporal orderarrangement of events in time
Spanishsecuencia cronológica, secuencia, serie, sucesión
Catalanseqüència, sèrie, successió cronològica, successió
Verbssucceedbe the successor (of)
English > succession: 5 senses > noun 2, group
MeaningA group of people or things arranged or following in order.
Examples
  • "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"
  • "a succession of failures"
NarrowercascadeA succession of stages / stages or operations or processes or units
paradeAn extended (often showy) succession of persons or things
streak, runAn unbroken series of events
BroaderseriesSimilar things placed in order or happening one after another
Spanishsucesión
Catalansuccessió
English > succession: 5 senses > noun 3, act
MeaningThe action of following in order.
Synonymsequence
Narroweralternationsuccessive change from one thing or state to another and back again
opening, chess openingA recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game / game / game of chess
Broaderorder, orderingThe act of putting things in a sequential arrangement
Spanishsecuencia, sucesión
Catalanseqüència, successió
Verbssucceedbe the successor (of)
English > succession: 5 senses > noun 4, process
Meaning(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established.
Synonymecological succession
Categoryecology, bionomics, environmental scienceThe branch of biology concerned with the relations between organisms and their environment / environment
Broadernatural process, natural action, action, activityA process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)
Spanishsucesión ecológica, sucesión
Catalansuccessió ecològica, successió
English > succession: 5 senses > noun 5, act
Meaningacquisition of property by descent or by will.
Synonymtaking over
BroaderacquisitionThe act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something
Spanishsucesión
Catalansuccessió

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