Definitions of sequence

  1. determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result. Webster Dictionary DB
  7. Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences. Webster Dictionary DB
  8. Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps. Webster Dictionary DB
  9. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a sequence flush. Webster Dictionary DB
  13. The state of following in orderly series: order of events in time; succession; result. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  14. State of being sequent or following: order of succession: that which follows: consequence: (music) a regular succession of similar chords. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  15. Order of following; series; consequence. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  16. Succession; arrangement; series. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  17. A following, or that which follows; order of succession; a series; a regular alternate succession of similar chords. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  18. That which follows; order of succession; series; arrangement; a set of cards of the same suit in order; in music, a regular alternate succession of similar chords; in R. Cath. Ch., a hymn introduced into the mass on certain festival days after the gradual or introit. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for sequence

  1. The sin of another man finds him out in swift sequence upon its committal, and such had been Haldane's experience. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  2. The train of such ideas may be said to form a sequence and such a sequence may be called a logical one. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham