Meaning of SEQUENCE in English


I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin sequentia, from Late Latin, sequel, literally, act of following, from Latin sequent-, sequens, present participle of sequi Date: 14th century a hymn in irregular meter between the gradual and Gospel in masses for special occasions (as Easter), a continuous or connected series: as, an extended series of poems united by a single theme , three or more playing cards usually of the same suit in consecutive order of rank, a succession of repetitions of a melodic phrase or harmonic pattern each in a new position, a set of elements ordered so that they can be labeled with the positive integers, the exact order of bases in a nucleic acid or of amino acids in a protein, f. a succession of related shots or scenes developing a single subject or phase of a film story, episode , 3. order of succession, an arrangement of the tenses of successive verbs in a sentence designed to express a coherent relationship especially between main and subordinate parts, 4. con~ , result , a subsequent development, continuity of progression , II. transitive verb (~d; sequencing) Date: 1941 to arrange in a ~, to determine the ~ of chemical constituents (as amino-acid residues or nucleic-acid bases) in

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