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Definition of sequence verb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

      

    sequence

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    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəns//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they sequence
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəns//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəns//
     
    he / she / it sequences
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwənsɪz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwənsɪz//
     
    past simple sequenced
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwənst//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwənst//
     
    past participle sequenced
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwənst//
     
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    -ing form sequencing
    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ//
     
    Genetic engineering, Cell biology
     
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  1. 1sequence something (specialist) to arrange things into a sequence
  2. 2 sequence something (biology) to identify the order in which a set of genes or parts of molecules are arranged The human genome has now been sequenced. See related entries: Genetic engineering, Cell biology
  3. Word Origin late Middle English: from late Latin sequentia, from Latin sequent- ‘following’, from the verb sequi ‘follow’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: sequence

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