[ see-kwuh n-ser ]
/ ˈsi kwən sər /


a device for the automatic determination or regulation of a sequence.
Biochemistry. a device that can sequence nucleic acids or protein.
an electronic device or software program that digitally stores sound for modification and playback through a synthesizer.

Nearby words

  1. sequela,
  2. sequelize,
  3. sequence,
  4. sequence ladder,
  5. sequence of tenses,
  6. sequencing,
  7. sequent,
  8. sequential,
  9. sequential access,
  10. sequential analysis

Origin of sequencer

First recorded in 1970–75; sequence + -er1 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for sequencer


/ (ˈsiːkwənsə) /


an electronic device that determines the order in which a number of operations occur
an electronic device that sorts information into the required order for data processing
a unit connected to a synthesizer, which is capable of memorizing sequences of notes
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