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noun sequence pronunciation in British English /ˈsiːkwəns/
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  1. 1
    [countable/uncountable] a set of related things that happen or are arranged in a particular order
    A computer can store and repeat sequences of instructions.
    a dance sequence
    the sequence of events: Could you describe the exact sequence of events that evening?
    1. a.
      the order in which a set of things happens or is arranged
      The words had to be put into the right sequence.
      in sequence: Are the numbers in sequence?
      out of sequence: Scenes of a film are often shot out of sequence.
  2. 2
    [countable] cinema a part of a film that deals with one event or that has a particular style
    action/dream sequences
    the famous opening sequence from Reservoir Dogs


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