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
The central thrust of the sequence derives from historical fact.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But one sequence in particular has divided audiences squarely in half.Christopher Nolan Explains Interstellar’s Big, Hotly Debated Twist|Marlow Stern|November 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Without more details, it is impossible to sort out the sequence of events.Did One Liberian Prostitute Give Ebola to Eight Soldiers?|Kent Sepkowitz|October 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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|Marlow Stern|September 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
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'|Marlow Stern|September 9, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Perhaps I could help you, if you would show me all the letters, I would show you the sequence.Warren Commission (1 of 26): Hearings Vol. I (of 15)|The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
He gives definite date to none of these appearances, indicating only their sequence.The Life of Jesus of Nazareth|Rush Rhees
Lodge was one of the earliest to follow the example of Sidney in linking a sequence of sonnets together into a sonnet-cycle.Elizabethan Sonnet Cycles|Thomas Lodge and Giles Fletcher
In narration these groups of words follow in 15 a sequence exactly as the actions which they represent do.English: Composition and Literature|W. F. (William Franklin) Webster
But this time the sequence hunted further to both right and left.Take the Reason Prisoner|John Joseph McGuire
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