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What does "Sequence" mean?

Definition

(n.) 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 (n.) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia (n.) 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 flush (n.) 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 (n.) 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 (n.) That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result (n.) The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement (n.) 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


Synonyms episode, succession, successiveness, chronological sequence, chronological succession


Example: "The doctor saw a sequence of patients" Example: "The sequence of names was alphabetical" Example: "He played the trumps in sequence" Example: "They sequenced the human genome"


Word Family sequenced, sequences, sequencing, sequential, sequentially, unsequenced