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English noun: sequence

1. sequence (group) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern


SamplesThe sequence of names was alphabetical.
He invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA.


Broader (hypernym)series


Narrower (hyponym)cistron, codon, combination, combination, factor, Fibonacci sequence, gene, string

2. sequence (attribute) a following of one thing after another in time


SamplesThe doctor saw a sequence of patients.


Synonymschronological sequence, chronological succession, succession, successiveness


Broader (hypernym)temporal arrangement, temporal order


Narrower (hyponym)pelting, rain, rotation, row, run

3. sequence (artifact) film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie


Synonymsepisode


Broader (hypernym)film, photographic film


Part meronymfilm, flick, motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, picture, picture show

4. sequence (act) the action of following in order


SamplesHe played the trumps in sequence.


Synonymssuccession


Broader (hypernym)order, ordering


Narrower (hyponym)alternation, chess opening, opening

5. sequence (event) several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys


Broader (hypernym)repeat, repetition


English verb: sequence

1. sequence (cognition) arrange in a sequence


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)grade, order, place, range, rank, rate

2. sequence (communication) determine the order of constituents in


SamplesThey sequenced the human genome.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)ascertain, determine, find, find out









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