succession
1. [ noun ] a following of one thing after another in time
Synonyms: sequence chronological_succession successiveness chronological_sequence
Examples:

"the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

Related terms: temporal_arrangement rain rotation run row succeed
2. [ noun ] the action of following in order
Synonyms: sequence
Examples:

: "he played the trumps in sequence"

Related terms: order alternation sequence
3. [ noun ] a group of people or things arranged or following in order
Examples:

"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks" "a succession of failures"

Related terms: series parade streak cascade
4. [ noun ] (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
Synonyms: ecological_succession
Related terms: natural_process ecology
5. [ noun ] acquisition of property by descent or by will
Synonyms: taking_over
Related terms: acquisition
Similar spelling:   succussion
  secession
  secessionist
  secessionism