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Definition of SEQUENCE

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Sequence \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. [1913 Webster]

              How art thou a king
              But by fair sequence and succession?  --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.
                                                    --Bacon. [1913 Webster]

     2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result. [1913 Webster]

              The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.
                                                    --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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.
        [1913 Webster]

              Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because its early form was rhythmical prose.  --Shipley. [1913 Webster]

     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 flush}. [1913 Webster]

     7. the specific order of any linear arrangement of items; as, the sequence of amino acid residues in a protein; the sequence of instructions in a computer program; the sequence of acts in a variety show. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Sequence \Se"quence\, v. t. (Biochem.)
     to determine the sequence of; as, to sequence a protein or a DNA fragment. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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