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Definitions of sequence

  1. a following of one thing after another in time; " the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
  2. film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
  3. determine the order of constituents in; " They sequenced the human genome"
  4. the action of following in order; " he played the trumps in sequence"
  5. several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
  6. 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"
  7. arrange in a sequence
  8. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
  9. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
  13. 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.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. The state of following in orderly series: order of events in time; succession; result.
  17. State of being sequent or following: order of succession: that which follows: consequence: ( music) a regular succession of similar chords.
  18. Order of following; series; consequence.
  19. Succession; arrangement; series.
  20. A following, or that which follows; order of succession; a series; a regular alternate succession of similar chords.
  21. That which follows; order of succession; series; arrangement; a set of cards of the same suit in order; in music, a regular alternate succession of similar chords; in R. Cath. Ch., a hymn introduced into the mass on certain festival days after the gradual or introit.
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Quotes of sequence

  1. Gates is the ultimate programming machine. He believes everything can be defined, examined, reduced to essentials, and rearranged into a logical sequence that will achieve a particular goal. – Stewart Alsop
  2. I think it is important that you care about the characters, and you are not just waiting for the next action sequence but have a vested interested in what happens to them. – Shawn Ashmore
  3. I would like to have the original ending to my Lord of the Rings instead of the one they released. In my original cut I had the victory at Helm's Deep as the final sequence – Ralph Bakshi
  4. A comparison between the triplets tentatively deduced by these methods with the changes in amino acid sequence produced by mutation shows a fair measure of agreement. – Francis Crick
  5. A final proof of our ideas can only be obtained by detailed studies on the alterations produced in the amino acid sequence of a protein by mutations of the type discussed here. – Francis Crick
  6. In 15 years we'll have all the sequence a list of the genes everyone has in common and those that differ among people. We know only something like a tenth of 1 percent of the sequence at the moment. – Walter Gilbert
  7. Poets write the words you have heard before but in a new sequence – Brian Harris
  8. It is what makes the reform process an art, not just a science. You have to develop a strategy that tells you what reform measures you should follow and in what sequence – Vaclav Klaus
  9. A sequence works in a way a collection never can. – George Murray
  10. A second type of direct evidence is formed by statements, whether as formal legends or personal information, regarding the age or relative sequence of events in tribal history made by the natives themselves. – Edward Sapir
  11. No single discovery from any of these fields denotes proof of evolution, but together they reveal that life evolved in a certain sequence by a particular process. – Michael Shermer
  12. The oil sequence was about two or three days. It was very cold and was snowing. – Jason Statham
  13. To me, movies and music go hand in hand. When I'm writing a script, one of the first things I do is find the music I'm going to play for the opening sequence – Quentin Tarantino
  14. Even if you're specific about the character of the song, it's more exciting to place them, juxtapose them in such a way as to make an adventure out of the sequence of the songs. – Robert Wyatt

Usage examples for sequence

  1. Something, she would say with womanly good sense, may be left to time and the inevitable sequence of events. – From the Easy Chair, series 3 by George William Curtis
  2. The sequence should be, first, massage; second, passive movement; and third, active movement. – Manual of Surgery Volume Second: Extremities--Head--Neck. Sixth Edition. by Alexander Miles Alexis Thomson
  3. This does not mean that the cases should be examined in chronological sequence – A History of Witchcraft in England from 1558 to 1718 by Wallace Notestein
  4. These factors, to express it in another way, arise in the mind as a sequence of the abstraction and generalization of the immediate aspects of the apparent movement, and they have an equal value with that of all other empirical concepts. – Essays on the Materialistic Conception of History by Antonio Labriola
  5. You all desire to comprehend the sequence and significance of events. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  6. The craft were moored without any semblance of order, yet Suarez was forced to secure them in a definite sequence or a string of half- a- dozen would become unmanageable. – The Captain of the Kansas by Louis Tracy
  7. The sin of another man finds him out in swift sequence upon its committal, and such had been Haldane's experience. – A Knight Of The Nineteenth Century by E. P. Roe
  8. If you talked with a farmer, you found him somehow or other quite incapable of following a logical sequence of argument. – Hodge and His Masters by Richard Jefferies
  9. The history of this country is a sequence of illustrations of these truths. – A Cynic Looks at Life Little Blue Book #1099 by Ambrose Bierce
  10. Jack Wentworth was not prepared for any such appeal; he was still less prepared to discover the unexpected and inevitable sequence with which one good sentiment leads to another. – The Perpetual Curate by Mrs [Margaret] Oliphant
  11. The train of such ideas may be said to form a sequence and such a sequence may be called a logical one. – The English Language by Robert Gordon Latham
  12. One tree dangled hideous purple cups filled with vermilion fruits, and not far away the color sequence was reversed. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  13. We see many instances in which we distinctly recognise this course of mental or moral sequence – The Philosophy of the Moral Feelings by John Abercrombie
  14. I wanted him to note its possible sequence first. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  15. That is, he wrote as he thought, and as all men think, without sequence without an eye to what went before or should come after. – Entire PG Edition of The Works of William Dean Howells by William Dean Howells
  16. No. We wait until this particular sequence ends. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  17. I am translating the letters and arranging them in sequence – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  18. Though not an entirely satisfactory solution of the problem, the following sequence of events would seem, on the whole, best to explain the phenomena with which we are confronted. – Early Britain--Roman Britain by Edward Conybeare
  19. I began at the wrong end of my narrative, and it was some time before I had my facts arranged in proper sequence – The Complete PG Edition of The Works of Winston Churchill by Winston Churchill
  20. Authorities do not even agree as to the sequence of the forms of the disease, if there be such sequence – In Indian Mexico (1908) by Frederick Starr