sequence - definition and synonyms


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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. b.
      biology the order in which the parts of a molecule or gene are arranged
  2. 2
    [countable] cinema a part of a film that deals with one event or that has a particular style

    the famous opening sequence from Reservoir Dogs