1. Following in order or in uninterrupted course; coming after without interruption or interval; following one after another in a line or series; consecutive; as, the successive revolution of years; the successive kings of egypt; successive strokes of a hammer. Send the successive ills through ages down. (prior)
2. Having or giving the right of succeeding to an inheritance; inherited by succession; hereditary; as, a successive title; a successive empire. Successive induction.
(Science: mathematics) See induction.
Origin: Cf. F. Successif. See Succeed.