Definition of sequential in English:

sequential

Syllabification: se·quen·tial
Pronunciation: /siˈkwenCHəl
 
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adjective

  • 1Forming or following in a logical order or sequence: a series of sequential steps
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    • Imaging, analyzing, and decisionmaking, which once proceeded in distinct, often lengthy, sequential steps, now occur almost simultaneously.
    • This reaction was expected considering that the training dealt with highly technical subject material that required tedious attention to detail and sequential steps.
    • The analyses involved three sequential steps.
  • 1.1chiefly Computing Performed or used in sequence: sequential processing of data files
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    • This is also true of cache memory, which has been proven to greatly improve performance for sequential data streams.
    • A wide variety of structured activities are supported, including sequential and parallel processing and condition looping.
    • It might have been desirable to perform sequential multiple regression analyses to evaluate the unique contribution of each type of maltreatment experience to our results on startle.

Derivatives

sequentiality

Pronunciation: /siˌkwenCHēˈalitē/
noun
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  • His basic error arose from his belief that the truth of narratives was incompatible with the usual way of presenting them: that is, in books which by their very technology insisted on a spurious sequentiality.
  • Audiences consequently endure a relentless sequentiality, one slide after another.
  • A conditional move instruction tests a register and moves a second register to a third if the condition is met; this function can be substituted for short branches and thus maintain the sequentiality of the instruction stream.

sequentially

adverb
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  • Participants were allocated treatment sequentially in order of study numbers.
  • A computer-guided device inflates them sequentially at a very specific point in the heart pumping cycle.
  • We can do it simultaneously where before we had to do things sequentially.

Origin

early 19th century (as a medical term in the sense 'following as a secondary condition'): from sequence, on the pattern of consequential.

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