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Dictionary definition for: Succession

1. (n) a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

2. (n) a group of people or things arranged or following in order; "a succession of stalls offering soft drinks" "a succession of failures"

3. (n) the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"

4. (n) (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

5. (n) acquisition of property by descent or by will

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