successor
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /səkˈsɛsə(ɹ)/, /ˈsʌksɛsə(ɹ)/
Noun

successor (plural successors)

  1. A person or thing that immediately follows another in holding an office or title.
    George W. Bush was successor to Bill Clinton as President of the US.
  2. The next heir in order or succession.
  3. A person who inherits a title or office.
  4. (arithmetic, set theory) The integer, ordinal number or cardinal number immediately following another.
    A limit ordinal is not the successor of any ordinal.
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