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[si-kwen-shuh l]
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  1. characterized by regular sequence of parts.
  2. following; subsequent; consequent.
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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
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Related Words for sequentially

someday, conclusively, finally, basically, yet, successively, regularly, increasingly, constantly, moderately, gently, deliberately, steadily, progressively, continuously, fundamentally, hereafter, presently, sometime, somewhere

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  1. characterized by or having a regular sequence
  2. another word for sequent
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Derived Formssequentiality (sɪˌkwɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ), nounsequentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sequentially



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

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