verb (used with object), se·quenced, se·quenc·ing.
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Origin of sequence
synonym study for sequence
historical usage of sequence
Sequentia is a feminine noun formed from sequēns (inflectional stem sequent- ), the present participle of the verb sequī “to follow,” and the noun suffix -ia . A sequentia was so called because it followed the Alleluia (a liturgical chant in which the word Alleluia (Hallelujah) is combined with scriptural verses, usually from the Psalms).
The usual, typical sense of sequence, “the succession of one thing after another,” first appears in 1575.
OTHER WORDS FROM sequenceun·der·se·quence, nounun·se·quenced, adjective
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Example sentences from the Web for sequence
Then they can fasten on extra pieces and punch in sequences to make it pull off tricks like transforming into a bulldozer.
They started by assembling and analyzing the whole genome sequence of the Elaeis guineensis oil palm.The Environmental Headache in Your Shampoo - Issue 90: Something Green|Anastasia Bendebury & Michael Shilo DeLay|September 16, 2020|Nautilus
The sequence is continued until all 435 races are simulated.The Forecast: The Methodology Behind Our 2020 Election Model|Daniel Malloy|September 10, 2020|Ozy
Students need to know that science is not just a sequence of geniuses making one discovery after another.
Then the embryo takes over and a strict sequence of embryonic genes kicks in, setting up more features.How Two Became One: Origins of a Mysterious Symbiosis Found|Viviane Callier|September 9, 2020|Quanta Magazine
And with the dance sequence, we wanted something very physical.Coffee Talk with Fred Armisen: On ‘Portlandia,’ Meeting Obama, and Taylor Swift’s Greatness|Marlow Stern|January 7, 2015|DAILY BEAST
So too with a vaccine that provokes a specific immune response aimed at a specific RNA sequence.When You Get the Flu This Winter, You Can Blame Anti-Vaxxers|Kent Sepkowitz|January 1, 2015|DAILY BEAST
The studio seemed to be satisfied with the results—although still opted to censor the death sequence in many foreign territories.Exclusive: Sony Emails Say State Department Blessed Kim Jong-Un Assassination in ‘The Interview’|William Boot|December 17, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Movie buffs have commented endlessly on the bell-tower sequence in Vertigo.
The central thrust of the sequence derives from historical fact.
First I had better fix the sequence of the munition cables, for upon them the whole attack has hung—or rather, hung fire.Gallipoli Diary, Volume I|Ian Hamilton
Naturally and without the least effort the aptest words sprang to his lips in perfect order and sequence.
But here it is arranged in temporal sequence, thus giving us a concrete view of the man and his relation to this society.Repertory Of The Comedie Humaine, Complete, A -- Z|Anatole Cerfberr and Jules Franois Christophe
Five years of warfare and its sequence—the bandit community—had devastated the provinces.The Philippine Islands|John Foreman
And still the grizzled old skipper would go on, though it was touch-and-go every time a sequence of strong seas came howling down.The Chequers|James Runciman
British Dictionary definitions for sequence
- cards a set of three or more consecutive cards, usually of the same suit
- bridge a 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