Meaning of SEQUENCE in English

I. se ‧ quence W2 AC /ˈsiːkwəns/ BrE AmE noun

[ Word Family: noun : ↑ sequence , ↑ sequencing ; verb : ↑ sequence ; adverb : ↑ sequentially ; adjective : ↑ sequential ]

[ Date: 1300-1400 ; Language: Late Latin ; Origin: sequentia , from Latin sequi 'to follow' ]

1 . [uncountable and countable] the order that something happens or exists in, or the order it is supposed to happen or exist in

in a ... sequence

The questions should be asked in a logical sequence.

Be careful to perform the actions in the correct sequence.

in sequence

Number them in sequence, 1, 2, 3 etc.

out of sequence

The chapters may be studied out of sequence.

2 . [countable] a series of related events, actions etc that happen or are done in a particular order

sequence of

He’s had a sequence of business failures.

the sequence of events leading up to the war

3 . [countable] one part of a story, film etc that deals with a single subject or action SYN scene :

the dream sequence in the film

II. [m2]See main entry: ↑ sequencing

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