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For example, suppose that in a queue two objects are next after to each other, what is the word to describe them

two succeeding objects?

  • two thing next after each other ? is it a circle or my English is terrible ? – Cardinal Oct 23 '15 at 21:16
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    "two things, one after the other" – user3169 Oct 23 '15 at 21:38
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    Successive might work for you, although it doesn't always mean only two. (Three successive attempts to climb Mt. Everest failed. In two successive years, I spent more money on repairing my car than I was able to save. If you win too may successive hands in Vegas, they may ask you to leave the casino.) Consecutive works about the same way. – Adam Oct 23 '15 at 21:52
  • Difference between successive and consecutive: english.stackexchange.com/questions/5790/… – Adam Oct 23 '15 at 21:55
  • Subsequent: Coming after something in time; following. TBH though, I don't really understand the question. – Joe Dark Oct 24 '15 at 12:32
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Two things in a queue, such that one thing follows the other, are called "adjacent". We also describe them as "next to each other".

They can't be "after each other", either one is after the other or vice versa, the other is after the one, if the queue has a direction, that is.

  • Thanks, but your answer lacks the main question, as one suggested "successive". – Ahmad Oct 24 '15 at 12:23
  • Sure. Once you know one answer, others come easy, don't they? Hind sight and all that... Just use a thesaurus. – Victor Bazarov Oct 24 '15 at 12:44

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