Meaning of SEQUENCE in English

SEQUENCE

n. & v.

--n.

1. succession, coming after or next.

2 order of succession (shall follow the sequence of events; give the facts in historical sequence).

3 a set of things belonging next to one another on some principle of order; a series without gaps.

4 a part of a film dealing with one scene or topic.

5 a set of poems on one theme.

6 a set of three or more playing-cards next to one another in value.

7 Mus. repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch.

8 Eccl. a hymn said or sung after the Gradual or Alleluia that precedes the Gospel.

9 succession without implication of causality (opp. CONSEQUENCE).

--v.tr.

1. arrange in a definite order.

2 Biochem. ascertain the sequence of monomers in (esp. a polypeptide or nucleic acid).

Phrases and idioms:

sequence of tenses Gram. the dependence of the tense of a subordinate verb on the tense of the principal verb, according to certain rules (e.g. I think you are, thought you were, wrong).

Derivatives:

sequencer n.

Etymology: ME f. LL sequentia f. L sequens pres. part. of sequi follow

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