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  1. se·quence
    IPA[ˈsēkwəns]
  2. noun

    • 1. a particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other:

      the content of the program should follow a logical sequence
    • 2. a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch:

      a restless search for interesting harmonic sequences
    • 3. the order in which amino acid or nucleotide residues are arranged in a protein, DNA, etc.:

      these are enzymes which will cleave only at specific base sequences in the DNA
    • 4. a set of related events, movements, or things that follow each other in a particular order:

      a grueling sequence of exercises a sonnet sequence
    • 5. a set of three or more playing cards of the same suit next to each other in value, for example 10, 9, 8.

    • 6. an infinite ordered series of numerical quantities.

    • 7. a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic:

      the famous underwater sequence
    • 8. (in the Eucharist) a hymn said or sung after the Gradual or Alleluia that precedes the Gospel.

    verb

    • 1. arrange in a particular order:

      trainee librarians decide how a set of misfiled cards could be sequenced
    • 2. ascertain the sequence of amino acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.):

      we have undertaken to isolate and sequence the rat retinoblastoma cDNA independent clones were analyzed by DNA sequencing
    • 3. play or record (music) with a sequencer.

  3. Variation

    • n.: noun: sequence, plural noun: sequences

    • v.: verb: sequence, 3rd person present: sequences, gerund or present participle: sequencing, past tense: sequenced, past participle: sequenced

    • noun

      a particular order in which related things follow each other:

      a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch:

    • verb

      arrange in a particular order:

      ascertain the sequence of amino-acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.):

    • noun

      a type of ballroom dancing in which the couples all perform the same steps and movements simultaneously.
    • noun

      a sequence of DNA having similar structure and function in different organisms.
    • noun

      a series of star types to which most stars belong, represented on a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram as a continuous band extending from the upper left (hot, bright stars) to the lower right (cool, dim stars):
    • in a given order
    • noun

      a short piece of film or section of a longer film, depicting a particular action, event, etc.:
    • noun

      a sequence of DNA having similar structure and function in different organisms.
    • noun

      a series of types to which most stars belong, represented on a Hertzsprung–Russell diagram as a continuous band extending from the upper left (hot, bright stars) to the lower right (cool, dim stars):
    • noun

      a type of ballroom dancing in which the couples all perform the same steps and movements simultaneously.
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