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succession

Overview of noun succession

1. sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession -- (a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients")

2. succession -- (a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures")

3. succession, sequence -- (the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence")

4. succession, 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)

5. succession, taking over -- (acquisition of property by descent or by will)



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