- 1A particular order in which related events, movements, or things follow each other: the content of the program should follow a logical sequenceMore example sentences
- I did not want to interrupt the member, particularly because I agreed with most of what he was saying, but I suggest that we follow a logical sequence here.
- Number each part of the preparation in a logical sequence that you can follow every time.
- The numbered items defined below are given in a logical sequence that keeps related terms together, which an alphabetical order would disrupt.
- 1.1 Music A repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch.More example sentences
- If the repetition is only in the melody, with changed harmony, it is called a melodic sequence, and if the repetition is followed also in the harmony, a harmonic sequence.
- The last repetition of the sequence takes the triads down to the tonic D major and the vocal line up to F (sharp).
- By the end of ‘Cromosomi’, with its tricky harmonic sequence that descends in semitones, he had the audience in the palm of his hand.
- 1.2 Biochemistry The order in which amino acid or nucleotide residues are arranged in a protein, DNA, etc..More example sentences
- The relationship between the nucleotide sequence and the protein amino-acid sequence determines the genetic code.
- The molecular classification of lactamases is based on the nucleotide and amino acid sequences in these enzymes.
- When the amino acid sequences of the four proteins are compared, only a 28% identity is found.
- 2A set of related events, movements, or things that follow each other in a particular order: a grueling sequence of exercises a sonnet sequenceMore example sentences
- It is a sequence of movements that is generally done 12 times a day.
- The call of any race is simply a momentary climax in an unfolding sequence of related events week to week.
- One of the keys to playing the piano - or at least to playing it well - is the ability of the pianist to time appropriately a sequence of movements of the fingers.
- 2.1A set of three or more playing cards of the same suit next to each other in value, for example 10, 9, 8.More example sentences
- Consider splitting it into shorter sequences - for example you might take the lead with the upper four cards and then play the lower five.
- If two players have identical sequences in non-trump suits, the one wins whose turn to play to the first trick is earlier.
- To be valid, sequences in the same suit must either have a gap between them or overlap.
- 2.2 Mathematics An infinite ordered series of numerical quantities.More example sentences
- Thus all infinite sequences of natural numbers have the same power, aleph zero.
- Infinitely many sequences result from Viswanath's rule.
- Cantor published a paper on trigonometric series in 1872 in which he defined irrational numbers in terms of convergent sequences of rational numbers.
- 3A part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic: the famous underwater sequenceMore example sentences
excerpt, clip, extract, episode, section
- Operatic in scale, featuring garish colours and fantastic action sequences, the film is a minor adventure classic.
- This sets them apart from similar sequences in other action films, which hesitate to show a child uncomfortable, let alone suffering.
- It remains one of the most exciting action sequences ever filmed.
- 4(In the Eucharist) a hymn said or sung after the Gradual or Alleluia that precedes the Gospel.More example sentences
- Intended for liturgical use, her verses fall into the familiar categories of antiphon, respond, sequence, and hymn, and cover the cycle of the church year.
- At the end of the sequence the celebrant says, ‘Snatch us from damnation and receive us among your elect.’
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- 1Arrange in a particular order: trainee librarians decide how a set of misfiled cards could be sequencedMore example sentences
- The switch condition was manipulated by sequencing the order of tasks across each five-trial series.
- The series of transplant cases was sequenced in the order in which the operations were carried out.
- What is put on stage and managed and ordered and sequenced is merely creative manifestations of culture and is not to be equated with culture itself.
- 1.1 Biochemistry Ascertain the sequence of amino acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.).More example sentences
- We sequenced genomic DNA from heterozygous animals in an attempt to identify the remaining mutations.
- For comparison, we sequenced genomic DNA from the stock used to generate the mutants.
- We have sequenced mitochondrial DNA and nuclear genes from wild and domestic pigs from Asia and Europe.
- 2Play or record (music) with a sequencer.More example sentences
- That was much more to do with electronic / sequenced music with a live edge.
- His work has often interrogated the boundaries between live and sequenced music; between improvisation and composition.
- The project started with Brock writing and sequencing a demo of the song that we were going to perform.
- In a given order.More example sentences
- So the right way to order the elements in sequence is by atomic number, which progresses by one from each element to the next.
- At some point, they'll probably have at least one marathon with all the episodes to date aired in sequence.
- I can still continue to win bets naming all the Soviet leaders in sequence.
late Middle English (sense 4 of the noun): from late Latin sequentia, from Latin sequent- 'following', from the verb sequi 'follow'.