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Definition of Sequence


  1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
  2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
  3. Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences.
  4. Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
  5. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
  6. A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
  7. Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
  8. All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a sequence flush.
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Sequence Translations

sequence in German is Folge {f}, Reihenfolge {f}, Ablauf {m}
sequence in Italian is successione
sequence in Swedish is sekvens