con·sec·u·tive /kənˈsɛkjətɪv, kətɪv/
1. Following in a train; succeeding one another in a regular order; successive; uninterrupted in course or succession; with no interval or break; as, fifty consecutive years.
2. Following as a consequence or result; actually or logically dependent; consequential; succeeding.
The actions of a man consecutive to volition. --Locke.
3. Mus. Having similarity of sequence; -- said of certain parallel progressions of two parts in a piece of harmony; as, consecutive fifths, or consecutive octaves, which are forbidden.
Consecutive chords Mus., chords of the same kind succeeding one another without interruption.
adj 1: in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts" [syn:
sequent, sequential, serial, successive]
2: successive (without a break); "sick for five straight days"
3: one after the other; "back-to-back home runs" [syn: back-to-back]
adv : in a consecutive manner; "we numbered the papers
consecutively" [syn: sequentially]