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. several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
  5. 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. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
  7. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. The state of following in orderly series: order of events in time; succession; result.
  15. State of being sequent or following: order of succession: that which follows: consequence: ( music) a regular succession of similar chords.
  16. Order of following; series; consequence.
  17. Succession; arrangement; series.
  18. A following, or that which follows; order of succession; a series; a regular alternate succession of similar chords.
  19. 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.

Usage examples for sequence

  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. 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
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. You all desire to comprehend the sequence and significance of events. – Studies in Literature and History by Sir Alfred Comyn Lyall
  9. I wanted him to note its possible sequence first. – A Man and a Woman by Stanley Waterloo
  10. 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
  11. One tree dangled hideous purple cups filled with vermilion fruits, and not far away the color sequence was reversed. – Jungle Peace by William Beebe
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. I am translating the letters and arranging them in sequence. – The Dark Star by Robert W. Chambers
  15. 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
  16. No. We wait until this particular sequence ends. – Voyage To Eternity by Milton Lesser
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. 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