Hypertext Webster Gateway: "sequence"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Sequence \Se"quence\ (s[=e]"kwens), n. [F. s['e]quence, L.
sequentia, fr. sequens. See {Sequent}.]
1. The state of being sequent; succession; order of
following; arrangement.

How art thou a king But by fair sequence and
succession? --Shak.

Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.

2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel;
consequence; result.

The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.
--Bp. Hall.

3. (Philos.) Simple succession, or the coming after in time,
without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the
reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely
invariable sequences.

4. (Mus.)
(a) Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising
or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same
scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
(b) A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one
tone higher; a rosalia.

5. (R.C.Ch.) A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain
festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the
gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
--Bp. Fitzpatrick.

Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because
its early form was rhythmical prose. --Shipley.

6. (Card Playing)
(a) (Whist) Three or more cards of the same suit in
immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king,
and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
(b) (Poker) All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive
order as to value, but not necessarily of the same
suit; when of one suit, it is called a {sequence

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order
or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was
2: a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor
saw a sequence of patients" [syn: {chronological sequence},
{succession}, {successiveness}, {chronological succession}]
3: film consisting of a succession of related shots that
develop a given subject in a movie [syn: {episode}]
4: the action of following in order: "he played the trumps in
sequence" [syn: {succession}]
5: several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
v : arrange in a sequence

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