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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

Eventually we'll be able to sequence the human genome and replicate how nature did intelligence in a carbon-based system.
Bill Gates

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

Usually in a battle sequence when a bomb is going off, you forget you're acting.
Charlie Sheen

The difference between hearsay and prophecy is often one of sequence. Hearsay often turns out to have been prophecy.
Hubert H. Humphrey

All the fossils that we have ever found have always been found in the appropriate place in the time sequence. There are no fossils in the wrong place.
Richard Dawkins
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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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