Definitions for Sequenceˈsi kwəns

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•quence*ˈsi kwəns(n.; v.)-quenced, -quenc•ing.

  1. (n.)the following of one thing after another; succession.

  2. order of succession.

  3. a continuous connected series:

    a sonnet sequence.

  4. result; consequence.

  5. a melodic or harmonic pattern repeated three or more times at different pitches with or without modulation.

    Category: Music and Dance

  6. (often cap.) a hymn sometimes sung after the Gradual and before the Gospel in Masses for special occasions.

    Category: Music and Dance

  7. a series of related scenes or shots that make up one episode of a film narrative.

    Category: Showbiz

  8. a series of three or more cards following one another in order of value, esp. of the same suit.

    Category: Games

  9. Genetics, Biochem. the linear order of monomers in a polymer, as nucleotides in DNA or amino acids in a protein.

    Category: Genetics, Biochemistry

  10. (v.t.)to place in a sequence.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

  11. Genetics, Biochem. to determine the order of (chemical units in a polymer chain), esp. nucleotides in DNA or RNA or amino acids in a protein.

    Category: Biochemistry

* Syn: See series.

Origin of sequence:

1350–1400; ME < LL sequentia= L sequ- (s. of sequī to follow) +-entia -ence

Princeton's WordNet

  1. sequence(noun)

    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"

  2. sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession(noun)

    a following of one thing after another in time

    "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

  3. sequence, episode(noun)

    film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

  4. succession, sequence(noun)

    the action of following in order

    "he played the trumps in sequence"

  5. sequence(verb)

    several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

  6. sequence(verb)

    arrange in a sequence

  7. sequence(verb)

    determine the order of constituents in

    "They sequenced the human genome"

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. sequence(noun)ˈsi kwəns

    the order in which sth happens or occurs

  2. sequenceˈsi kwəns

    in/out of the correct order

    The emails were displayed in sequence.

  3. sequenceˈsi kwəns

    a set of things happening in a particular order

    the sequence of events leading to the murder


  1. sequence(Noun)

    A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series

  2. sequence(Noun)

    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).

  3. sequence(Noun)

    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.

  4. sequence(Noun)

    An ordered list of objects.

  5. sequence(Noun)

    A subsequent event; a consequence or result.

  6. sequence(Noun)

    A series of shots that depict a single action or style in a film, television show etc.

  7. sequence(Noun)

    A meld consisting of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit, such as the four, five and six of hearts.

  8. sequence(Verb)

    to arrange in an order

  9. sequence(Verb)

    to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid

  10. sequence(Verb)

    to produce (music) with a sequencer

  11. Origin: From sequence, from sequence, from sequentia, from sequens, from sequi; see sequent.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sequence(noun)

    the state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement

  2. Sequence(noun)

    that which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result

  3. Sequence(noun)

    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

  4. Sequence(noun)

    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

  5. Sequence(noun)

    a melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia

  6. Sequence(noun)

    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

  7. Sequence(noun)

    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

  8. Sequence(noun)

    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


  1. Sequence

    In mathematics, informally speaking, a sequence is an ordered list of objects. Like a set, it contains members. The number of ordered elements is called the length of the sequence. Unlike a set, order matters, and exactly the same elements can appear multiple times at different positions in the sequence. Most precisely, a sequence can be defined as a function whose domain is a countable totally ordered set, such as the natural numbers. For example, is a sequence of letters with the letter 'M' first and 'Y' last. This sequence differs from. Also, the sequence, which contains the number 1 at two different positions, is a valid sequence. Sequences can be finite, as in this example, or infinite, such as the sequence of all even positive integers. Finite sequences are sometimes known as strings or words and infinite sequences as streams. The empty sequence is included in most notions of sequence, but may be excluded depending on the context.


  1. sequence

    Sequence, LLC was formerly known as GME Marketing Solutions LLC. The company was founded in 2011 and is based in Las Vegas, Nevada. As of May 2013, Sequence, LLC operates as a subsidiary of Mobivity Holdings Corp.

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sequence' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2386

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'Sequence' in Nouns Frequency: #825

Translations for Sequence

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a series of events etc following one another in a particular order

He described the sequence of events leading to his dismissal from the firm; a sequence of numbers; a dance sequence.

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