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noun succession pronunciation in British English /səkˈseʃ(ə)n/
  1. 1
    [singular] a series of people or things of the same type

    After graduation he took a succession of low-paid jobs.

    The story brought an endless succession of journalists to the city.

  2. 2
    [uncountable] the process by which one person comes after another as a king, queen, or leader

    the succession to the English throne

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