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Published:July 16th, 2012 09:50 EST
Consecutive: "Following One After the Other in Order Without Gaps"

Consecutive: "Following One After the Other in Order Without Gaps"

By Keith Johnson

The SOP Word of The Day

Consecutive - the word "consecutive" is an adjective meaning "following one after the other in order without gaps". The adverb form of this word is "consecutively", and this describes "how" something is done, as in "he was playing his songs consecutively".

This is a nice word because it gives one a sense of symmetry and rhythm. When you do things in "consecutive order" this means that you are performing activities - one right after the other, and this creates a sense of order and oneness amongst the activities, even if they are different.

A great word to use in academic and business documents alike.  

I will write consecutive speeches this afternoon.

We will play consecutive games tonight; it is a double header game.

Our band will perform consecutive songs by Aerosmith tonight at the show.

Keith Johnson, M.S. Education

Senior Technical Writer & Software Trainer
South Florida, USA