(ecology) the gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established
a group of people or things arranged or following in order
acquisition of property by descent or by will
the action of following in order
a following of one thing after another in time
The act of succeeding, or following after; a following of things in order of time or place, or a series of things so following; sequence; as, a succession of good crops; a succession of disasters.
A series of persons or things according to some established rule of precedence; as, a succession of kings, or of bishops; a succession of events in chronology.
An order or series of descendants; lineage; race; descent.
The power or right of succeeding to the station or title of a father or other predecessor; the right to enter upon the office, rank, position, etc., held ny another; also, the entrance into the office, station, or rank of a predecessor; specifically, the succeeding, or right of succeeding, to a throne.
The right to enter upon the possession of the property of an ancestor, or one near of kin, or one preceding in an established order.
The person succeeding to rank or office; a successor or heir.