Associations to the word «Succession»


SUCCESSION, noun. An act of following in sequence.
SUCCESSION, noun. A sequence of things in order.
SUCCESSION, noun. A passing of royal powers.
SUCCESSION, noun. A group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order.
SUCCESSION, noun. (obsolete) (rare) The person who succeeds to rank or office; a successor or heir.

Dictionary definition

SUCCESSION, noun. A following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients".
SUCCESSION, noun. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures".
SUCCESSION, noun. The action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence".
SUCCESSION, noun. (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.
SUCCESSION, noun. Acquisition of property by descent or by will.

Wise words

Don't use words too big for the subject. Don't say "infinitely" when you mean "very"; otherwise you'll have no word left when you want to talk about something really infinite.
C. S. Lewis