verb (used with object), se·quenced, se·quenc·ing.
Origin of sequence
Synonyms for sequence
Related Words for sequencearray, string, progression, arrangement, streak, classification, concatenation, course, row, chain, continuity, run, track, sequel, procession, train, disposition, cycle, continuance, placement
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Contemporary Examples of sequence
The central thrust of the sequence derives from historical fact.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
December 13, 2014
But one sequence in particular has divided audiences squarely in half.Christopher Nolan Explains Interstellar’s Big, Hotly Debated Twist
November 19, 2014
Without more details, it is impossible to sort out the sequence of events.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?
October 7, 2014
We shot that sequence in 12 days over six consecutive weekends.Tom Sizemore’s Revenge: On Tom Cruise’s Scientology Recruitment, Drugs, and Craving a Comeback
September 26, 2014
At the end of that sequence, Johnny was joking around and said, “We should just put them to work and retire.”Kevin Smith's Marijuanaissance: On 'Tusk,' 'Falling Out' with Ben Affleck, and 20 Years of 'Clerks'
September 9, 2014
Historical Examples of sequence
More and more nervous, she was losing hold on the sequence of her facts.Tiverton Tales
The most natural thought to follow in sequence is: How like his own art!A Dish Of Orts
Poe's saying that a long poem is a sequence of short ones is perfectly just.The Lyric
In unity of sequence, the effect of variety is best exemplified by the 9.Modern Painters Volume II (of V)
What has it to do with trains of reasoning, or with the sequence of events in time?Audrey Craven
- cardsa set of three or more consecutive cards, usually of the same suit
- bridgea set of two or more consecutive cards
- an ordered set of numbers or other mathematical entities in one-to-one correspondence with the integers 1 to n
- an ordered infinite set of mathematical entities in one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers
Word Origin for sequence
late 14c., "hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel," from Old French sequence "answering verses" (13c.), from Medieval Latin sequentia "a following, a succession," from Latin sequentem (nominative sequens), present participle of sequi "to follow" (see sequel). In Church use, a partial loan-translation of Greek akolouthia, from akolouthos "following." General sense of "succession," also "a sequence at cards," appeared 1570s.
"arrange in a sequence," 1954, from sequence (n.). Related: Sequenced; sequencing.