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consecution Explained

Consecution at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Consecution \Con`se*cu"tion\, n. [L. consecutio. See
{Consequent}.]
1. A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
--Sir M. Hale.

2. A succession or series of any kind. [Obs.] --Sir I.
Newton.

{Month of consecution} (Astron.), a month as reckoned from
one conjunction of the moon with the sun to another.

consecution at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » consecucioun||lang=enm|attainment, from Inter: etyl » la Inter: term » consecutio||lang=la|effect, proper sequence, attainment, from past participle of Inter: term » consequor||lang=la|to follow, result, reach

Noun

Inter: en-nou » n
  • Inter: archai » c A following, or sequel; actual or logical dependence.
    1. Inter: obsolet » e A succession or series of any kind.
    2. Inter: quote-book » author=Isaac Newton|title=Memoirs of the life, writings and discoveries of Sir Isaac Newton|volume 1|page=159|year=1664|year_published=1855|editor=David Brewster|passage=there shall be generated such a consecution of colours, whose order, from the thin end towards the thick, shall be yellow, red, purple, blue, green, and these so often repeated|url=http://books.google.com/books?id=4hY6AAAAcAAJ&pg=PA159&dq=%22consecution%22+repeated+Newton&hl=en&sa=X&ei=qxpjT_unFomLgweVwLHjAg&ved=0CDgQ6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q&f=false
    3. Inter: archai » c sequence
    4. Inter: logi » c The relation of consequent to antecedent.

      Usage notes

      * This word is used in logic, linguistics and computing to refer to the relation of a consequent to an antecedent.

  • Its other senses are obsolete. Use of the word today in those senses is generally an error made by non-native speakers: words like "consequence" and "sequence" are more likely to be understood.

    Related terms

    * consecutive

    Translations

    Inter: trans-see » sequel

  • Inter: trans-see » succession
    Inter: trans-see » sequence
    Inter: trans-top » (logic) relation of consequent to antecedent
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Inter: R:Webster 191 » 3
    • Inter: R:Century 191 » 1


    Translation: ku » consecution
    Translation: vi » consecution
    Translation: zh » consecution