is the act or process of following in order or sequence. (It is not to be confused with secession
, the act of withdrawing from an organization, union, or political entity).
Succession may further refer to, within the context of "order" and "sequence":
- In politics, order of succession is the ascension to power by one politician or monarch after another, usually in a clearly defined order.
- In large corporations, companies, non-profit organizations and associations succession may occur to an elected position on a permanent or temporary basis.
- In music, a succession is a series of any musical parameters including pitches, pitch classes, or simultaneities.
- In ecology, ecological succession are the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance.
- In urban renewal, urban succession refers to the concept that as neighbourhoods mature, older housing stock is replaced by more modern housing, which again in turn is eventual re-developed into higher density housing.
- In law, succession of property law covers the two distinct concepts of inheritance and heirship, and applies where property is passed to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust. Succession may also apply to artificial persons, usually through corporate mergers or reorganizations.
- In decomposition, different groups of animals find a corpse attractive at different stages of decomposition, resultant changes in the animal community living on a body over time are known as a succession.
Succession may also refer to:
- 30 Rock, The title of the thirteenth episode of NBC's second season of 30 Rock.