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sequencer

[see-kwuh n-ser]
noun
  1. a device for the automatic determination or regulation of a sequence.
  2. Biochemistry. a device that can sequence nucleic acids or protein.
  3. an electronic device or software program that digitally stores sound for modification and playback through a synthesizer.
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Origin of sequencer

First recorded in 1970–75; sequence + -er1
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Historical Examples

  • In the case of music, a device called a sequencer is used for this purpose.

    The Civilization of Illiteracy

    Mihai Nadin


British Dictionary definitions for sequencer

sequencer

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