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Definition of "successiveness" [suc•ces•sive•ness]

  • The quality or state of being successive. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "successiveness" in a sentence
  • "Some of the writers who treat of concords assert that the sounds combined in these do not reach us simultaneously, but only appear to do so, their real successiveness being unnoticed whenever the time it involves is [so small as to be] imperceptible."
  • "There is a further difficulty in supposing it to be possible for anything that is in motion to cause motion continuously and not merely in the way in which it is caused by something repeatedly pushing (in which case the continuity amounts to no more than successiveness)."
  • "Again, from the continuity of the time in which the motion takes place we cannot infer continuity in the motion, but only successiveness: in fact, how could contraries, e.g. whiteness and blackness, meet in the same extreme point?"