[si-kwen-shuh l]


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

Origin of sequential

First recorded in 1815–25; sequent + -ial
Related formsse·quen·ti·al·i·ty [si-kwen-shee-al-i-tee] /sɪˌkwɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/, nounse·quen·tial·ly, adverbnon·se·quen·tial, adjectivenon·se·quen·tial·ly, adverbnon·se·quen·ti·al·i·ty, nounun·se·quen·tial, adjectiveun·se·quen·tial·ly, adverb Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for sequentiality

Historical Examples of sequentiality

  • Afterwards, the direction corresponding to a cognitive structure associated with sequentiality was adopted.

  • Sequentiality of work is replaced by cycles of parallel activity during which generations compete as adversaries.

  • The design that leads to such patterns of human experiences must free itself from the constraints of sequentiality.

  • In virtuality, the sequentiality of written language is overwritten by the very configurational nature of the context.

  • The civilization of illiteracy requires alternatives to centralism, hierarchy, sequentiality, and determinism in politics.

British Dictionary definitions for sequentiality



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 sequentiality



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

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