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.
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
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