- [U] 连续 the act of following one after the other
- [S] 连续不断的人〔事物〕 a number of people or things following each other closely
- [C] 继承,继任; 继承权 the act of succeeding to an office or position
a following of one thing after another in time;
"the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
a group of people or things arranged or following in order;
"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"
"a succession of failures"
the action of following in order;
"he played the trumps in sequence"
(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
acquisition of property by descent or by will
- He was late for school three times in succession.
- He retrieved his losses by betting on a succession of winners.
- The cost of living seems set to drop for the third month in succession.
- There was a dispute about the rightful succession to the throne.
- They will do anything to cheat him out of his succession.
- In succession to classicism and modernism,post modernism becomes the instrument for the shift of aesthetics.
- His words came out in quick succession.
- The endless succession of parties wore us out.
- His succession as headmaster was not in any doubt.
- claim the succession 要求继承权
So long as the Earl of Warwick lived, he was not certaine of the Kingdoms succession.出自： Monmouth
- succession, sequence, series
- 1.sequence多指时间上、空间上的相继发生; succession强调事物或事件一个接一个发生,没有间断; series指将某种性质相同或关系相同的事物排列在一起。
- 2.sequence含有事物按照某种逻辑集合而成的意思; succession所暗示的事物不一定按逻辑顺序,含有相连的事物既互相关联又彼此独立的意思。