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English noun: successor

1. successor (person) a person who follows next in order

SamplesHe was President Lincoln's successor.


Broader (hypernym)compeer, equal, match, peer

2. successor (cognition) a thing or person that immediately replaces something or someone

Broader (hypernym)replacement, substitute

3. successor (person) a person who inherits some title or office


Broader (hypernym)issue, offspring, progeny

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