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Succeeding Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    succeeding adj
  1. coming after or following [syn: succeeding(a)] [ant: preceding(a)]
  2. (of elected officers) elected but not yet serving; "our next president" [syn: future(a), next, succeeding(a)]
Succeeding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Succeed \Suc*ceed"\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Succeeded; p. pr. & vb. n. Succeeding.] [L. succedere, successum; sub under + cedere to go, to go along, approach, follow, succeed: cf. F. succ['e]der. See Cede, and cf. Success.]
  1. To follow in order; to come next after; hence, to take the place of; as, the king's eldest son succeeds his father on the throne; autumn succeeds summer. As he saw him nigh succeed. --Spenser.
  2. To fall heir to; to inherit. [Obs. & R.] --Shak.
  3. To come after; to be subsequent or consequent to; to follow; to pursue. Destructive effects . . . succeeded the curse. --Sir T. Browne.
  4. To support; to prosper; to promote. [R.] Succeed my wish and second my design. --Dryden.
Succeeding Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Succeeding \Suc*ceed"ing\, n. The act of one who, or that which, succeeds; also, that which succeeds, or follows after; consequence. --Shak.
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    * Of all that is good, sublimity is supreme. Succeeding is the coming together of all that is beautiful. Furtherance is the agreement of all that is just. Perseverance is the foundation of all actions. - I Ching

    * My fellow Americans, our long national nightmare is over. (On succeeding Richard M Nixon as president) - Gerald R. Ford


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