I need a word or phrase, - noun or adjective, to describe an action/activity that's applied immediately following another action/activity, rather than in conjunction with the first operation. Let's call these actions/activities "frobbing" and "barring". So I want to refer to "barring right after frobbing" rather than "frobbing together with barring".

I was thinking of "compounded barring" or "aposteriori barring", but did not quite like those.

Edit: It is necessary that the phrase or word not refer to the frobbing, as I want to use the same phrase/word for multiple, different, initial actions (frobbing, bazzing, quuxing etc.)

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    Can you add some example sentences please? – Max Williams Jul 11 '16 at 15:17
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    Why not just say 'immediate'? That seems to be exactly what you're after. – anemone Jul 11 '16 at 15:42
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    Why ... not ... just ... use ... words??? – Hot Licks Jul 11 '16 at 18:46
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    What's wrong with "the immediately following action" of just "the following action". You've asked for "a word or phrase, - noun or adjective" - and there you have a phrase with an adjective & a noun & optionally and adverb! – TrevorD Jul 11 '16 at 19:03
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    Because I didn't know what you specifically mean by "applied" - I assume you mean something like applying a lotion to the skin. You have previously been asked (3 hours ago) for some example sentences - but have not supplied any! So we are left guessing what you want. Voting to close for "unclear what you're asking." – TrevorD Jul 11 '16 at 19:09

The best wording depends on the precise situation because there are many context-specific words. But here are a few possibilities:

  • The consecutive frobbing and barring.
  • He frobbed then quickly barred.
  • He went through the motions of frobbing then barring.

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