verb (sequences, sequencing, sequenced)
- A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series
- A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).
- A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.
- (mathematics) An ordered list of objects.
Etymology: From sequentia, from present participle sequens, following, from verb sequi, follow
- (transitive) to arrange in an order
- (transitive) to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid
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