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Sequence meaning

sequence - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
  2. 2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
  3. 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. 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. 5. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
  6. 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. 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. 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.
  9. 9. Order of following; series; consequence.

sequence - examples of usage

  1. These were the main facts of the attendant's story- not communicated, however, with any regard to sequence, but in the most incoherent manner, and liberally interspersed with exclamations of alarm.
  2. When the first shock its advent had occasioned had passed away, the tremblement was followed by a calm which was perhaps its natural sequence.
  3. Wear Presence or absence of areolae on laminae of the shell indicated degree and sequence of wear.
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