Meaning of SEQUENCE in English
/see"kweuhns/ , n. , v. , sequenced, sequencing .
1. the following of one thing after another; succession.
2. order of succession: a list of books in alphabetical sequence.
3. a continuous or connected series: a sonnet sequence.
4. something that follows; a subsequent event; result; consequence.
5. Music. a melodic or harmonic pattern repeated three or more times at different pitches with or without modulation.
6. Liturgy. a hymn sometimes sung after the gradual and before the gospel; prose.
7. Motion Pictures. a series of related scenes or shots, as those taking place in one locale or at one time, that make up one episode of the film narrative.
8. Cards. a series of three or more cards following one another in order of value, esp. of the same suit.
9. Genetics. the linear order of monomers in a polymer, as nucleotides in DNA or amino acids in a protein.
10. Math. a set whose elements have an order similar to that of the positive integers; a map from the positive integers to a given set.
11. to place in a sequence.
12. Biochem. to determine the order of (chemical units in a polymer chain), esp. nucleotides in DNA or RNA or amino acids in a protein.
[ 1350-1400; ME sequentia, equiv. to sequ- (s. of sequi to follow) + -entia -ENCE ]
Syn. 1. See series. 2. arrangement. 4. outcome, sequel.
Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary. Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House . 2012