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is the act or process of following in order or sequence. It may further refer to:
- Order of succession
An order of succession is a formula or algorithm that determines who inherits an office upon the death, resignation, or removal of its current occupant.-Monarchies and nobility:...
, in politics, the ascension to power by one ruler, official, or monarch after the death, resignation, or removal from office of another, usually in a clearly defined order
- Succession planning
Succession planning is a process for identifying and developing internal people with the potential to fill key business leadership positions in the company. Succession planning increases the availability of experienced and capable employees that are prepared to assume these roles as they become...
, in organizations, identifying and developing individuals to succeed to senior positions in government, business, organizations, etc.
- Simultaneity succession
In music and music theory a simultaneity succession is a series of different groups of pitches or pitch classes, each of which is played at the same time as the other pitches of its group...
, in music, is a chord or harmonic progression, or more generally a series of different groups of pitches, the pitches in each group being played simultaneously
- Ecological succession
Ecological succession, is the phenomenon or process by which a community progressively transforms itself until a stable community is formed. It is a fundamental concept in ecology, and refers to more or less predictable and orderly changes in the composition or structure of an ecological community...
, the series of changes in an ecological community that occur over time after a disturbance. It can be:
- Primary succession
Primary succession is one of two types of biological and ecological succession of plant life, occurring in an environment in which new substrate devoid of vegetation and usually lacking soil, such as a lava flow or area left from retreated glacier, is deposited...
, when there is a new substrate with no existing vegetation, as after a volcanic lava flow, or
- Secondary succession
Secondary succession is one of the two types of ecological succession of plant life. As opposed to the first, primary succession, secondary succession is a process started by an event that reduces an already established ecosystem Secondary succession is one of the two types of ecological...
, when the substrate has sustained vegetation, as after a fire or flood
- Succession of states
Succession of states is a theory and practice in international relations regarding the recognition and acceptance of a newly created sovereign state by other states, based on a perceived historical relationship the new state has with a prior state...
, in international relations, is the process of recognition and acceptance of a newly created state by other states, based on a perceived historical relationship the new state has with a prior state
- Apostolic succession
Apostolic succession is a doctrine, held by some Christian denominations, which asserts that the chosen successors of the Twelve Apostles, from the first century to the present day, have inherited the spiritual, ecclesiastical and sacramental authority, power, and responsibility that were...
, the doctrine, held by some Christian denominations, that bishops are the successors of the original Twelve Apostles, inheriting their spiritual, ecclesiastical and sacramental authority, power, and responsibility
- Succession of property, or inheritance
Inheritance is the practice of passing on property, titles, debts, rights and obligations upon the death of an individual. It has long played an important role in human societies...
, in law, is the passage of an individual's property to one or more dependants according to a formula set out in law, religion, custom or under the terms of a trust
- Succession (conflict)
In the conflict of laws, the subject of succession deals with all procedural matters relevant to estates containing a "foreign element" whether that element consists of the identity of the deceased, those who may inherit or the location of property...
, inheritance when more than one jurisdiction involved and there may be a conflict of law
- Succession (geology)
A succession, in geology, is a group of rock units or strata that succeed one another in chronological order. Rock successions are often easily seen on exposed sections of a geological column or wall.Based on uncomfortable or comfortable succession....
, in geology, a group of rocks or strata that succeed one another in chronological order
- "Succession" (30 Rock)
"Succession" is the thirteenth episode of NBC's second season of 30 Rock and the thirty-fourth episode overall. It was written by Andrew Guest and one of the seasons' co-executive producers, John Riggi; it was directed by Gail Mancuso. It first aired on April 24, 2008 in the United States...
, an episode of 30 Rock