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From Middle English sequence, borrowed from Old French sequence (“a sequence of cards, answering verses”), from Late Latin sequentia (“a following”), from Latin sequens (“following”), from sequi (“to follow”); see sequent.
- A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series
- (uncountable) The state of being sequent or following; order of succession.
- Complete the listed tasks in sequence.
- A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).
- A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.
- (mathematics) An ordered list of objects, typically indexed with natural numbers.
- (now rare) A subsequent event; a consequence or result.
- 1891, Mary Noailles Murfree, In the "Stranger People's" Country, Nebraska, published 2005, pages 12–13:
- he found no words to convey the impressions he had received; then he gave way to the anger always the sequence of the antagonism of opinion between them.
- A series of shots that depict a single action or style in a film, television show etc.
- 2012 April 26, Tasha Robinson, “Film: Reviews: The Pirates! Band Of Misfits :”, in The Onion AV Club:
- What follows is a bunch of nonstop goofery involving chase sequences, dream sequences, fast-changing costumes and an improbable beard, a little musical help from Flight Of The Conchords, and ultimately a very physical confrontation with a surprisingly spry Victoria.
- (card games) A meld consisting of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit, such as the four, five and six of hearts.
- (mathematics): Beginning students often confuse sequence with series.
- (a set of things next to each other in a set order): See Thesaurus:sequence
- (mathematics): function
- (mathematics): term
- Appell sequence
- arithmetic sequence
- base sequence
- canonical sequence
- Cauchy sequence
- conserved sequence
- convergent sequence
- cratonic sequence
- de Bruijn sequence
- deduced amino acid sequence
- degree sequence
- divisibility sequence
- DNA sequence
- exact sequence
- Farey sequence
- Fibonacci sequence
- flight sequence
- Goodstein sequence
- Gould's sequence
- King Wen sequence
- Kolakoski sequence
- leader sequence
- long exact sequence
- main sequence
- random sequence
- rock sequence
- sequence assembly
- sequence breaking
- sequence dance
- sequence of tenses
- sequence point
- Sheffer sequence
- Shine-Dalgarno sequence
- short exact sequence
- slippery sequence
- Sturm sequence
- Thue-Morse sequence
- triggering sequence
- twin oligohydramnios-polyhydramnios sequence
set of things in a set order
series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated
poetic, music composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings
in mathematics, an ordered list of objects
series of shots that depict a single action or style
meld of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit
- The translations below need to be checked and inserted above into the appropriate translation tables. See instructions at Wiktionary:Entry layout § Translations.
Translations to be checked
- (transitive) to arrange in an order
- (transitive, biochemistry) to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid
- (transitive) to produce (music) with a sequencer
to arrange in an order
to determine the order of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid