Synonyms for succession

Synonyms for (noun) succession

Synonyms: taking over, succession

Definition: acquisition of property by descent or by will

Similar words: acquisition

Definition: the act of contracting or assuming or acquiring possession of something

Usage: the acquisition of wealth; the acquisition of one company by another


Synonyms: sequence, succession

Definition: the action of following in order

Usage: he played the trumps in sequence

Similar words: order, ordering

Definition: the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

Usage: there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list


Synonyms: succession, successiveness, chronological sequence, chronological succession, sequence

Definition: a following of one thing after another in time

Usage: the doctor saw a sequence of patients

Similar words: temporal arrangement, temporal order

Definition: arrangement of events in time


Synonyms: succession

Definition: a group of people or things arranged or following in order

Usage: a succession of stalls offering soft drinks; a succession of failures

Similar words: series

Definition: similar things placed in order or happening one after another

Usage: they were investigating a series of bank robberies


Synonyms: succession, ecological succession

Definition: (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

Similar words: natural action, natural process, action, activity

Definition: a process existing in or produced by nature (rather than by the intent of human beings)

Usage: the action of natural forces; volcanic activity