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Definition 1: the action of following in order - [noun denoting act]

Samples where sequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played the trumps in sequence

Synonyms for sequence in the sense of this definition

(sequence is a kind of ...) the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement

"there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"

(... is a kind of sequence ) a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess

"he memorized all the important chess openings"

(... is a kind of sequence ) successive change from one thing or state to another and back again

"a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes"

Definition 2: film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for sequence in the sense of this definition

(sequence is a kind of ...) photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies

(... is part of sequence) a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement

"they went to a movie every Saturday night" "the film was shot on location"

Definition 3: a following of one thing after another in time - [noun denoting attribute]

Samples where sequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the doctor saw a sequence of patients

Synonyms for sequence in the sense of this definition

(sequence is a kind of ...) arrangement of events in time

(... is a kind of sequence ) anything happening rapidly or in quick successive

"a rain of bullets" "a pelting of insults"

(... is a kind of sequence ) a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.)

"crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil" "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"

(... is a kind of sequence ) a continuous chronological succession without an interruption

"they won the championship three years in a row"

(... is a kind of sequence ) an unbroken chronological sequence

"the play had a long run on Broadway" "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"

Definition 4: several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys - [noun denoting event]

(sequence is a kind of ...) an event that repeats

"the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"

Definition 5: serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern - [noun denoting group]

Samples where sequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the sequence of names was alphabetical
  • he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA

(sequence is a kind of ...) similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

(... is a kind of sequence ) (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity

"genes were formerly called factors"

(... is a kind of sequence ) a linear sequence (as of characters, words, proteins, etc.)

(... is a kind of sequence ) a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock

"he forgot the combination to the safe"

(... is a kind of sequence ) a coordinated sequence of chess moves

(... is a kind of sequence ) a sequence of numbers in which each number equals the sum of the two preceding numbers

(... is a kind of sequence ) a specific sequence of three adjacent nucleotides on a strand of DNA or RNA that specifies the genetic code information for synthesizing a particular amino acid

Definition 6: arrange in a sequence - [verb of cognition]

(sequence is a kind of ...) assign a rank or rating to

"how would you rank these students?" "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"

Definition 7: determine the order of constituents in - [verb of communication]

Samples where sequence or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • They sequenced the human genome

(sequence is a kind of ...) establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study

"find the product of two numbers" "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"

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