sequence
I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Medieval Latin sequentia, from Late Latin, sequel, literally, act of following, from Latin sequent-, sequens, present participle of sequi Date: 14th century 1. a hymn in irregular meter between the gradual and Gospel in masses for special occasions (as Easter) 2. a continuous or connected series: as a. an extended series of poems united by a single theme <
a sonnet sequence
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b. three or more playing cards usually of the same suit in consecutive order of rank c. a succession of repetitions of a melodic phrase or harmonic pattern each in a new position d. a set of elements ordered so that they can be labeled with the positive integers e. the exact order of bases in a nucleic acid or of amino acids in a protein f. (1) a succession of related shots or scenes developing a single subject or phase of a film story (2) episode 3. a. order of succession b. an arrangement of the tenses of successive verbs in a sentence designed to express a coherent relationship especially between main and subordinate parts 4. a. consequence, result b. a subsequent development 5. continuity of progression <
the narrative sequence
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II. transitive verb (sequenced; sequencing) Date: 1941 1. to arrange in a sequence 2. to determine the sequence of chemical constituents (as amino-acid residues or nucleic-acid bases) in

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  • séquence — [ sekɑ̃s ] n. f. • 1170; bas lat. sequentia 1 ♦ Liturg. Chant rythmé qui prolonge le verset de l alléluia (à la messe) ou le trait (II, 5o). 2 ♦ (1534) À certains jeux, Série d au moins trois cartes de même couleur qui se suivent (⇒ 1. quarte,… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Sequence — Séquence Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Une séquence est une série d éléments mis et traités les uns à la suite des autres. Le terme peut faire référence à : séquence, une pièce… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Sequence — Se quence (s[=e] kwens), n. [F. s[ e]quence, L. sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.] 1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement. [1913 Webster] How art thou a king But by fair sequence and succession? Shak.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • séquence — 1. (sé kan s ) s. f. 1°   Terme de jeux de cartes. Suite d au moins trois cartes de la même couleur. Séquence de roi de coeur. Séquence de dame de pique. Les tierces, les quatrièmes, les quintes sont des séquences. 2°   Arrangement particulier… …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • sequence — Sequence. s. f. Terme de certains jeux de cartes, Suitte de plusieurs cartes de mesme couleur, & du moins au nombre de trois, dans le rang que le jeu leur donne. Sequence de Roy de coeur. sequence de Dame de picque. avoir flus, sequence …   Dictionnaire de l'Académie française

  • Sequence — Se quence, v. t. (Biochem.) to determine the sequence of; as, to sequence a protein or a DNA fragment. [PJC] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • sequence — late 14c., hymn sung after the Hallelujah and before the Gospel, from O.Fr. sequence answering verses (13c.), from M.L. sequentia a following, a succession, from L. sequentem (nom. sequens), prp. of sequi to follow (see SEQUEL (Cf. sequel)). In… …   Etymology dictionary

  • sequence — [sē′kwəns, sē′kwens΄] n. [MFr < LL, a following < L sequens: see SEQUENT] 1. a) the following of one thing after another in chronological, causal, or logical order; succession or continuity b) the order in which this occurs 2. a continuous… …   English World dictionary

  • sequence — англ. [си/куэнс] séquence фр. [сэка/нс] Sequenz нем. [сэквэ/нц] sequenza ит. [сэкуэ/нца] секвенция …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • séquence — sequence англ. [си/куэнс] séquence фр. [сэка/нс] Sequenz нем. [сэквэ/нц] sequenza ит. [сэкуэ/нца] секвенция …   Словарь иностранных музыкальных терминов

  • sequence — ► NOUN 1) a particular order in which related things follow each other. 2) a set of related things that follow each other in a particular order. 3) a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic. 4) Music a repetition of a phrase or… …   English terms dictionary

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