Definition of sequencer in English:


Line breaks: se|quen¦cer
Pronunciation: /ˈsiːkw(ə)nsə


  • 1A programmable electronic device for storing sequences of musical notes, chords, or rhythms and transmitting them to an electronic musical instrument.
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    • Kraftwerk used and combined synthesizers, vocoders, custom-built sequencers, rudimentary rhythm boxes, and home made drum pads in a fashion unlike anything previously heard.
    • If you wanted, for instance, to send the output of an analog sequencer to multiple synths, you had to literally provide a sequencer for each synth.
    • My main instrument is the guitar, although I also use keyboards, synthesisers, and sequencers in my musical meanderings.
  • 2 Biochemistry An apparatus for determining the sequence of amino acids or other monomers in a biological polymer.
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    • The center's laboratory was recently equipped with a DNA sequencer, an apparatus that allows her to identify individual fish by their genes.
    • Going straight from the microbial to the human genome was a big step because when we set this up we didn't know for sure that the DNA sequencers would work.
    • DNA sequencing was carried out using the dye termination kit and an automatic sequencer.

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