cede＝to go（去），to yield（让步） 变化型 ceed，cess
1 [C] number of things or people coming one after the other in time or order; series 一连串的事物; 接二连三的人; 一系列
*a succession of wet days, defeats, poor leaders 一个接一个的阴雨天、失败、不称职的领导人.
2 [U] the coming of one thing or person after another in time or order 连续; 接连
*the succession of the seasons 四季的交替.
3 [U] (right of) succeeding to a title, the throne, property, etc （头衔、王位、财产等的）继承（权）
*Who is first in succession to the throne? 谁是王位的第一继承人?
4 (idm 习语) in suc`cession one after the other 连续（的）; 一个接一个（的）
*three victories in (quick) succession 一连三次（迅速）获得的胜利.
1300-1400; Language: Old French;Origin:Latin
successio, from succedere; SUCCEED
happening one after the other without anything different happening in between She won the championship four times in succession.in quick/rapid/close succession
(=quickly one after the other) He fired two shots in quick succession.a succession of sth
a number of people or things of the same kind following, coming or happening one after the other A succession of visitors came to the door.[U]
the act of taking over an official job or position, or the right to be the next to take it
→accession If the prince dies, the succession passes to his son.succession to the queen's succession to the throne
1. We won three matches in succession. 我们连续赢了三场比赛。
2. His words became a meaningless succession of verbs, nouns, adverbs, and adjectives; she only drank in the tones of his voice. 他的话变成了一串毫无意义的动词、名词、副词和形容词；她陶醉在他的声音里。
3. A succession of scientific studies of animals implies that physical activity has a positive effect on mental functioning. 对动物的一系列科学研究表明，体育活动对智力的发挥有积极作用。
4. It's the daily succession of small complaints and observations and opinions that backs up and chokes us. 但是每日不断发生的琐碎抱怨，看到的和想到的琐事，却积在那儿，塞满了我们的心。