I. noun Date: circa 1500 the quality or state of being subsequent; also a subsequent event II. noun Date: 1908 a mathematical sequence that is part of another sequence

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  • subsequence — sub•se•quence [[t]ˈsʌb sɪ kwəns[/t]] n. 1) the state or fact of being subsequent 2) a subsequent occurrence, event, etc.; sequel • Etymology: 1490–1500 …   From formal English to slang

  • subsequence — noun 1. /ˈsʌbsəkwəns/ (say subsuhkwuhns) the state or fact of being subsequent. 2. /ˈsʌbsəkwəns/ (say subsuhkwuhns) that which is subsequent; sequel. 3. /ˈsʌbˌsikwəns/ (say sub.seekwuhns) Mathematics a sequence whose elements belong to and retain …   Australian English dictionary

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