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sequence

noun

  1. (series)  serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
    Synonyms: consecution [formal]. Type of: series
  2. (temporal arrangement)  a following of one thing after another in time
    Synonyms: chronological sequence, chronological succession, succession, successiveness. Type of:...
  3. (photographic film)  film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
    Synonyms: episode. Type of: photographic film. Part of: movie
  4. (ordering)  the action of following in order
    Synonyms: succession. Type of: ordering
  5. (repeat)  several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
    Type of: repeat

verb

  1. (rate)  to arrange in a sequence
    Type of: rate
  2. (determine)  to determine the order of constituents in
    Type of: determine

Etymology summary

"hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel", from Old French sequence...
(Source: Online Etymology)  [more]

Definition references  (+images)

Wikipedia:

Sequence

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... (42 of 3912 words, 4 images)

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Sequence (disambiguation)

may refer to any ordered collection of things: Sequence (mathematics), an ordered list of elements | Sequence (geology), a succession of geological events | Sequence (biology), the primary structure of a biopolymer Primary sequence, the sequence of a ... (36 of 250 words, 20 definitions)

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Britannica Encyclopedia:

sequence [musical composition]

in music, a melodic or chordal figure repeated at a new pitch level, thus unifying and developing musical material. The word sequence has two ... (24 of 497 words, 1 image)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/535201​/sequence

Collins Dictionary:

sequence | prose [sense-specific]

an arrangement of two or more things in a successive order | the successive order of two or more things | a sequentially ordered set of related things ... (26 of 578 words, 14 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sequence

Merriam-Webster:

sequence [entry 1, noun] | consecution [sequences] | catena [sequences] | catenation [sequences] | concatenation [sequences] | chain [sequences] | nexus [sequences] | progression [sequences] | string [sequences] | ...

a hymn in irregular meter between the gradual and Gospel in masses for special occasions (as Easter) | a continuous or connected series: as ; an ... (25 of 326 words, 5 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sequence

sequence [entry 2, verb] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

to arrange in a sequence | to determine the sequence of chemical constituents (as amino-acid residues or nucleic-acid bases) in (19 of 33 words, 2 definitions)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sequence show=1

Oxford Dictionary:

sequence

a particular order in which related things follow each other | [music] : a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch | ... (25 of 275 words, 11 definitions, 10 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sequence

Wiktionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series | 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... (45 of 208 words, 10 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sequence

Random House Dictionary:

sequence | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

the following of one thing after another; succession. | order of succession. | a continuous or connected series. | something that follows; a ... (20 of 202 words, 12 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/sequence

American Heritage Dictionary:

sequence | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle] | sequences [3rd-person singular present]

A following of one thing after another; succession. | An order of succession; an arrangement. | A related or continuous series. | [games] Three or ... (22 of 188 words, 11 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sequence

New World Dictionary:

sequence | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

the following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity ; the order in which this occurs | a ... (24 of 177 words, 11 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sequence

Columbia Encyclopedia:

sequence

in mathematics, ordered set of mathematical quantities called terms. A sequence is said to be known if a formula can be given for any particular term ... (26 of 167 words)

www​.infoplease​.com​/ce​6​/sci​/A​0844464​.html

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural]

[countable/uncountable] a set of related things that happen or are arranged ... | [countable, cinema] a part of a film that deals with one event or ... (25 of 145 words, 2 definitions, 8 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sequence

Cambridge Dictionary:

sequence [entry 1]

a series of related things or events, or the order in which they follow each other (16 of 73 words, 3 usage examples, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequence 1

sequence [entry 2]

a part of a film that shows a particular event or a related series of events (16 of 35 words, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequence 2

Encarta Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

a number of things, actions, or events arranged or happening in a specific order or having a specific connection | the order in which things are ... (25 of 293 words, 10 definitions, pronunciation)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717962​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Online Etymology:

sequence

First use: late 14th century

Origin: "hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel", from Old French sequence "answering verses" (13th century), from Medieval Latin ... (23 of 62 etymology words)

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=sequence

New World Dictionary:

sequence | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English from Medieval Latin sequentia from ecclesiastical ... | Middle French from Late Latin, a following from Latin sequens: see "sequent" (21 of 43 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sequence

American Heritage Dictionary:

sequence | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle] | sequences [3rd-person singular present]

Origin: Middle English, a type of hymn, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sequentia, hymn, that which follows (from its following ... (20 of 42 etymology words)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/sequence

Wiktionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

Origin: Middle English sequence, 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.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/sequence

Oxford Dictionary:

sequence

Origin: late Middle English (in "sequence (... of the noun)"): from late Latin sequentia, from Latin sequent- "following", from the verb sequi "follow"

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/sequence

Collins Dictionary:

sequence

First use: 14th century

Origin: from Medieval Latin sequentia that which follows, from Latin sequī to follow

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sequence

Merriam-Webster:

sequence [entry 1, noun]

First use: 14th century

Origin: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin sequentia, from Late Latin, sequel, literally, act of following, from Latin ... (20 of 26 etymology words)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/sequence

Encarta Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

First use: 14th century

Origin: late Latin sequentia "what follows" from Latin sequent-, present participle of sequi "follow"

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861717962​/definition​.html  [offline]

Audio references

Wiktionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sequence"

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Collins Dictionary:

sequence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sequence"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/sequence

Macmillan British Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "sequence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/sequence

Macmillan American Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sequence"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/sequence

Cambridge Dictionary:

sequence [entry 1]

Audio 1: British English pronunuciation of "sequence"

Audio 2: North American English pronunuciation of "sequence"

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/sequence 1

the Free Dictionary:

sequence

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "sequence"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "sequence"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "sequence" by speech synthesizer

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Google Dictionary:

sequence | sequences [plural] | sequenced [past tense] | sequencing [present participle]

Audio: English pronunciation of "sequence"

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Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

sequence

Audio: North American pronunciation of "sequence"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=sequen​01 word=sequence

YourDictionary Audio:

sequence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sequence" by speech synthesizer

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freedictionary.org:

sequence

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "sequence" by speech synthesizer

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