Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Date: 1300-1400
Language: Old French
Origin: Latin successio, from succedere; SUCCEED

succession

noun
     
Related topics: Officials
suc‧ces‧sion W3
1

in succession

happening one after the other without anything different happening in between:
She won the championship four times in succession.
in quick/rapid/close succession (=quickly one after the other)
He fired two shots in quick succession.
2

a succession of something

a number of people or things of the same kind following, coming or happening one after the other:
A succession of visitors came to the door.
3 [uncountable]PGO the act of taking over an official job or position, or the right to be the next to take it [↪ accession]:
If the prince dies, the succession passes to his son.
succession to
the queen's succession to the throne

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary