• A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series
  • The state of being sequent or following; order of succession.
  • A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).
  • A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.
  • An ordered list of objects, typically indexed with natural numbers.
  • A subsequent event; a consequence or result.
  • A series of shots that depict a single action or style in a film, television show etc.
  • A meld consisting of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit, such as the four, five and six of hearts.



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  • From Middle English sequence, borrowed from French sequence ("a sequence of cards, answering verses"), from Late Latin sequentia ("a following"), from Latin sequens ("following"), from sequi; see sequent.

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