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



    BrE BrE//ˈsiːkwəns//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈsiːkwəns//
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  1. 1[countable] a set of events, actions, numbers, etc. which have a particular order and which lead to a particular result He described the sequence of events leading up to the robbery.
  2. 2[countable, uncountable] the order that events, actions, etc. happen in or should happen in The tasks had to be performed in a particular sequence. Number the pages in sequence. These pages are out of sequence.
  3. 3[countable] a part of a film/movie that deals with one subject or topic or consists of one scene the dream sequence in the middle of the movie See related entries: Film reviews and promotion
  4. Word Originlate Middle English: from late Latin sequentia, from Latin sequent- ‘following’, from the verb sequi ‘follow’.Extra examples Repeat the entire sequence at least three times. The article describes the chronological sequence of events. The book is more satisfying if you read each chapter in sequence. The fight sequences were choreographed by Xin-Xin Xiong. The heroine dies in the closing sequence of the film. The movie begins with an extended car-chase sequence. The movie includes a few exciting action sequences. There were some very impressive underwater sequences. This article is out of sequence and belongs on page 57. This sequence features some impressive skydiving action. We had to follow a complex sequence of movements. a basic blues chord sequence a remarkable winning sequence of games a representative cross section of the entire human genome sequence the opening credit sequence He described the sequence of events leading up to the discovery. I had to punch in a fixed sequence of codes. It is now possible to chart the DNA sequences of any living thing. Put these numbers into the correct sequence. The computer generates a random sequence of numbers. The novel contains a long dream sequence. The papers were all out of sequence.
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