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succession

the progression from initial colonization of an area by organisms to the CLIMAX population. The term usually refers to plants and in England the climax vegetation is oak woodland.
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What musical term is given to a chord in which the notes are played in rapid succession rather than simultaneously?
Fiji wiped out a 14-point deficit to draw level at 20-20 midway through the second period after tries in rapid succession from wings Vili-moni Delasau and Sireli Bobo.
Other features include superior motion tolerance to allow users to scan bar codes in rapid succession, up to 19 inch scanning range, support for Remote Scanner Management, and Optional Intellistand, which enables switching between hands-free and hand-held modes.
recently lost, in rapid succession, three more appeals in cases involving the validity of the tax.
In rapid succession, we were bombarded next with more crises around the world--the earthquake in Pakistan, the riots in France and ever more bloodshed in Iraq.
The title is hunt jargon for using a double-barreled gun to shoot two ducks in rapid succession. The hunter, on the waves in some distance, is barely visible behind the flare of the shotgun.
Occasionally, however, an antineutrino from an underground decay collides with a molecule in the KamLAND tank, resulting in a signature written in light: two flashes in rapid succession.