Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun succession

5 senses of succession

Sense 1
sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession -- (a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients")
       => temporal arrangement, temporal order -- (arrangement of events in time)

Sense 2
succession -- (a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"; "a succession of failures")
       => series -- (similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies")

Sense 3
succession, sequence -- (the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence")
       => order, ordering -- (the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list")

Sense 4
succession, ecological succession -- ((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)
       => natural process, natural action, action, activity -- (a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings); "the action of natural forces"; "volcanic activity")

Sense 5
succession, taking over -- (acquisition of property by descent or by will)
       => acquisition -- (the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something; "the acquisition of wealth"; "the acquisition of one company by another")

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