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 (sē′kwəns, -kwĕns′)
1. A following of one thing after another; succession.
2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
3. A related or continuous series. See Synonyms at series.
4. Games Three or more playing cards in consecutive order and usually the same suit; a run.
5. A series of related shots that constitute a complete unit of action in a movie.
6. Music A melodic or harmonic pattern successively repeated at different pitches with or without a key change.
7. Roman Catholic Church A hymn sung between the gradual and the Gospel.
8. Mathematics An ordered set of quantities, as x, 2x2, 3x3, 4x4.
9. Biochemistry The order of constituents in a polymer, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.
tr.v. se·quenced, se·quenc·ing, se·quenc·es
1. To organize or arrange in a sequence.
2. To determine the order of constituents in (a polymer, such as a nucleic acid or protein molecule).

[Middle English, a type of hymn, from Old French, from Medieval Latin sequentia, hymn, that which follows (from its following the alleluia), from Late Latin, from Latin sequēns, sequent-, present participle of sequī, to follow; see sekw- in Indo-European roots.]
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1. (Biochemistry) the procedure of determining the order of amino acids in the polypeptide chain of a protein (protein sequencing) or of nucleotides in a DNA section comprising a gene (gene sequencing)
2. (Commerce) commerce Also called: priority sequencing specifying the order in which jobs are to be processed, based on the allocation of priorities
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(ˈsi kwən sɪŋ)
the interruption of a career by a woman to bear and care for children until they reach an age that allows her to resume work.
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[ˈsiːkwənsɪŋ] nséquençage m gene sequencing
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The Resolution System is the first commercial application of PathoGenetix's proprietary genome sequence scanning technology.
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