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

Life has no meaning unless one lives it with a will, at least to the limit of one's will. Virtue, good, evil are nothing but words, unless one takes them apart in order to build something with them; they do not win their true meaning until one knows how to apply them.
Paul Gauguin