Synonyms for successionsəkˈsɛʃ ən
sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession(noun)
a following of one thing after another in time
a group of people or things arranged or following in order
the action of following in order
succession, ecological 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, taking over(noun)
acquisition of property by descent or by will
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.
English Synonyms and Antonyms, by James Champlin Fernald
Sequence and succession apply to events viewed as following one another; time and duration denote something conceived of as enduring while events take place and acts are done. According to the necessary conditions of human thought, events are contained in time as objects are in space, time existing before the event, measuring it as it passes, and still existing when the event is past. Duration and succession are more general words than time; we can speak of infinite or eternal duration or succession, but time is commonly contrasted with eternity. Time is measured or measurable duration.
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