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Definition of Sequence

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.

Sequence Quotations

In the nearer term, I think various developments in biotechnology and synthetic biology are quite disconcerting. We are gaining the ability to create designer pathogens, and there are these blueprints of various disease organisms that are in the public domain - you can download the gene sequence for smallpox or the 1918 flu virus from the Internet.
Nick Bostrom

We need creativity in order to break free from the temporary structures that have been set up by a particular sequence of experience.
Edward de Bono

I am above the weakness of seeking to establish a sequence of cause and effect, between the disaster and the atrocity.
Edgar Allan Poe

Mathematicians have tried in vain to this day to discover some order in the sequence of prime numbers, and we have reason to believe that it is a mystery into which the human mind will never penetrate.
Leonhard Euler

The events in our lives happen in a sequence in time, but in their significance to ourselves they find their own order the continuous thread of revelation.
Eudora Welty
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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

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