[ kuhn-sek-yuh-tiv ]
/ kənˈsɛk yə tɪv /


following one another in uninterrupted succession or order; successive: six consecutive numbers, such as 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10.
marked by logical sequence.
Grammar. expressing consequence or result: a consecutive clause.

Origin of consecutive

First recorded in 1605–15; consecut(ion) + -ive

OTHER WORDS FROM consecutive

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British Dictionary definitions for consecutive

/ (kənˈsɛkjʊtɪv) /


(of a narrative, account, etc) following chronological sequence
following one another without interruption; successive
characterized by logical sequence
music another word for parallel (def. 3)
grammar expressing consequence or result consecutive clauses

Derived forms of consecutive

consecutively, adverb consecutiveness, noun

Word Origin for consecutive

C17: from French consécutif, from Latin consecūtus having followed, from consequī to pursue