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SEQUENCE

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sequence mean? 

SEQUENCE (noun)
  The noun SEQUENCE has 5 senses:

1. serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
2. a following of one thing after another in time
3. film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
4. the action of following in order
5. several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

  Familiarity information: SEQUENCE used as a noun is common.


SEQUENCE (verb)
  The verb SEQUENCE has 2 senses:

1. arrange in a sequence
2. determine the order of constituents in

  Familiarity information: SEQUENCE used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SEQUENCE (noun)


Sense 1sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

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

Hypernyms ("sequence" is a kind of...):

series (similar things placed in order or happening one after another)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sequence"):

cistron; factor; gene ((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)

string (a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases))

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

combination (a coordinated sequence of chess moves)

Fibonacci sequence (a sequence of numbers in which each number equals the sum of the two preceding numbers)

codon (a specific sequence of three adjacent bases on a strand of DNA or RNA that provides genetic code information for a particular amino acid)


Sense 2sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A following of one thing after another in time

Classified under:

Nouns denoting attributes of people and objects

Synonyms:

chronological sequence; chronological succession; successiveness; succession; sequence

Context example:

the doctor saw a sequence of patients

Hypernyms ("sequence" is a kind of...):

temporal arrangement; temporal order (arrangement of events in time)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sequence"):

run (an unbroken chronological sequence)

row (a continuous chronological succession without an interruption)

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

pelting; rain (anything happening rapidly or in quick successive)


Sense 3sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

sequence; episode

Hypernyms ("sequence" is a kind of...):

film; photographic film (photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies)

Holonyms ("sequence" is a part of...):

film; flick; motion picture; motion-picture show; movie; moving picture; moving-picture show; pic; picture; picture show (a form of entertainment that enacts a story by a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement)


Sense 4sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

The action of following in order

Classified under:

Nouns denoting acts or actions

Synonyms:

succession; sequence

Context example:

he played the trumps in sequence

Hypernyms ("sequence" is a kind of...):

order; ordering (the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "sequence"):

chess opening; opening (a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess)

alternation (successive change from one thing or state to another and back again)


Sense 5sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Hypernyms ("sequence" is a kind of...):

repeat; repetition (an event that repeats)


SEQUENCE (verb)


Sense 1sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Arrange in a sequence

Classified under:

Verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting

Hypernyms (to "sequence" is one way to...):

grade; order; place; range; rank; rate (assign a rank or rating to)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


Sense 2sequence [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Determine the order of constituents in

Classified under:

Verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing

Context example:

They sequenced the human genome

Hypernyms (to "sequence" is one way to...):

ascertain; determine; find; find out (establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s something


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