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Definition of "consecutive" []

  • Following one after another without interruption; successive: was absent on three consecutive days; won five consecutive games on the road. (adjective)
  • Marked by logical sequence. (adjective)
  • Grammar Expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "consecutive" in a sentence
  • "Vidal D. Mason, 23, will serve the term consecutive to a five-year sentence imposed for violating the terms of his parole from an armed robbery conviction in 2006, according to online court records."
  • "Richard Byrd, 40, will serve the term consecutive to a sentence in a Peoria County drug case."
  • "The third season under Bill Grier was precipitous fall from his first season, when the Toreros beat St. Mary's, Gonzaga and Connecticut in consecutive games to win the WCC tournament and get to the second round of the NCAA Tournament."