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Meaning of SEQUENCE

Pronunciation:  'seekwuns

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
  2. [n]  film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
  3. [n]  a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
  4. [n]  several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
  5. [n]  serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"
  6. [v]  arrange in a sequence
  7. [v]  determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"

SEQUENCE is a 8 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: chronological sequence, chronological succession, episode, succession, succession, successiveness
 See Also: alternation, ascertain, codon, combination, determine, Fibonacci sequence, film, find, find out, flick, grade, motion picture, movie, moving picture, order, order, ordering, pelting, photographic film, pic, picture, picture show, place, rain, range, rank, rate, repeat, repetition, rotation, row, series, temporal arrangement, temporal order



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Se"quence\ (s[=e]"kwens), n. [F. s['e]quence, L.
sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.]
1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of
   following; arrangement.

         How art thou a king But by fair sequence and
         succession?                           --Shak.

         Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.

2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel;
   consequence; result.

         The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.
                                               --Bp. Hall.

3. (Philos.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time,
   without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the
   reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely
   invariable sequences.

4. (Mus.)
   (a) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising
       or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same
       scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
   (b) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one
       tone higher; a rosalia.

5. (R.C.Ch.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain
   festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the
   gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
   --Bp. Fitzpatrick.

         Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because
         its early form was rhythmical prose.  --Shipley.

6. (Card Playing)
   (a) (Whist) Three or more cards of the same suit in
       immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king,
       and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
   (b) (Poker) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive
       order as to value, but not necessarily of the same
       suit; when of one suit, it is called a {sequence

Biology Dictionary
  1. The noun: the order in which subunits appear in a chain, such as amino acids in a polypeptide or nucleotide bases in a DNA or RNA molecule.
  2. The verb: To find out in what order the subunits appear in the chain.