Definitions for: Sequence

[n] the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
[n] film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
[n] a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
[n] several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
[n] serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"
[v] arrange in a sequence
[v] determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"

Webster (1913) Definition: Se"quence (s[=e]"kwens), n. [F. s['e]quence, L.
sequentia, fr. sequens. See Sequent.]
1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of
following; arrangement.

How art thou a king But by fair sequence and
succession? --Shak.

Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.

2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel;
consequence; result.

The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.
--Bp. Hall.

3. (Philos.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time,
without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the
reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely
invariable sequences.

4. (Mus.)
(a) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising
or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same
scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
(b) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one
tone higher; a rosalia.

5. (R.C.Ch.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain
festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the
gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
--Bp. Fitzpatrick.

Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because
its early form was rhythmical prose. --Shipley.

6. (Card Playing)
(a) (Whist) Three or more cards of the same suit in
immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king,
and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
(b) (Poker) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive
order as to value, but not necessarily of the same
suit; when of one suit, it is called a {sequence

Synonyms: chronological sequence, chronological succession, episode, succession, succession, successiveness

See Also: alternation, ascertain, codon, combination, determine, Fibonacci sequence, film, find, find out, flick, grade, motion picture, movie, moving picture, order, order, ordering, pelting, photographic film, pic, picture, picture show, place, rain, range, rank, rate, repeat, repetition, rotation, row, series, temporal arrangement, temporal order

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