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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


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.


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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