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succession

 
Noun succession has 5 senses
  1. sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
    --1 is a kind of temporal arrangement, temporal order
    --1 has particulars: rain, pelting; rotation; row; run
    Derived form: verb succeed2
  2. succession - a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures"
    --2 is a kind of
    series
    --2 has particulars: cascade; parade; streak, run
  3. succession, sequence - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
    --3 is a kind of order, ordering
    --3 has particulars: alternation
    Derived form: verb succeed2
  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
    --4 is a kind of natural process, natural action, action, activity
  5. succession, taking over - acquisition of property by descent or by will
    --5 is a kind of acquisition
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