sequential

[ si-kwen-shuh l ]
/ sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl /

adjective

characterized by regular sequence of parts.
following; subsequent; consequent.

Nearby words

  1. sequence ladder,
  2. sequence of tenses,
  3. sequencer,
  4. sequencing,
  5. sequent,
  6. sequential access,
  7. sequential analysis,
  8. sequential scanning,
  9. sequential-access,
  10. sequentiality

Origin of sequential

First recorded in 1815–25; sequent + -ial

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British Dictionary definitions for sequential

sequential

/ (sɪˈkwɛnʃəl) /

adjective

characterized by or having a regular sequence
another word for sequent
Derived Formssequentiality (sɪˌkwɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nounsequentially, adverb

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Word Origin and History for sequential

sequential

adj.

1816, from Late Latin sequentia (see sequence) + -al (1). Related: Sequentially.

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