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se·quence

 (sē′kwəns, -kwĕns′)
n.
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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sequence

(ˈsiːkwəns)
n
1. an arrangement of two or more things in a successive order
2. the successive order of two or more things: chronological sequence.
3. a sequentially ordered set of related things or ideas
4. an action or event that follows another or others
5. (Card Games) cards a set of three or more consecutive cards, usually of the same suit
6. (Bridge) bridge a set of two or more consecutive cards
7. (Music, other) music an arrangement of notes or chords repeated several times at different pitches
8. (Mathematics) maths
a. an ordered set of numbers or other mathematical entities in one-to-one correspondence with the integers 1 to n
b. an ordered infinite set of mathematical entities in one-to-one correspondence with the natural numbers
9. (Film) a section of a film constituting a single continuous uninterrupted episode
10. (Biochemistry) biochem the unique order of amino acids in the polypeptide chain of a protein or of nucleotides in the polynucleotide chain of DNA or RNA
11. (Roman Catholic Church) RC Church another word for prose4
vb (tr)
12. to arrange in a sequence
13. (Biochemistry) biochem to determine the order of the units comprising (a protein, nucleic acid, genome, etc)
[C14: from Medieval Latin sequentia that which follows, from Latin sequī to follow]
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se•quence

(ˈsi kwəns)

n., v. -quenced, -quenc•ing. n.
1. the following of one thing after another; succession.
2. order of succession.
3. a continuous connected series: a sonnet sequence.
4. result; consequence.
5. a melodic or harmonic pattern repeated three or more times at different pitches with or without modulation.
6. (often cap.) a hymn sometimes sung after the Gradual and before the Gospel in Masses for special occasions.
7. a series of related scenes or shots that make up one episode of a film narrative.
8. a series of three or more cards following one another in order of value, esp. of the same suit.
9. Genetics, Biochem. the linear order of monomers in a polymer, as nucleotides in DNA or amino acids in a protein.
v.t.
10. to place in a sequence.
11. Genetics, Biochem. to determine the order of (chemical units in a polymer chain), esp. nucleotides in DNA or RNA or amino acids in a protein.
[1350–1400; Middle English < Late Latin sequentia= Latin sequ- (s. of sequī to follow) + -entia -ence]
syn: See series.
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se·quence

(sē′kwəns)
1. Mathematics A set of quantities ordered in the same manner as the positive integers. A sequence can be finite, such as {1, 3, 5, 7, 9}, or it can be infinite, such as {1, 1/2 , 1/3 , 1/4 , ... 1/n }.
2. Chemistry The order of molecules that make up the subunits of a chemical compound, especially the order of nucleotides in a nucleic acid or of the amino acids in a protein.
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sequence

  • arithmetic progression - A sequence in which each term is obtained by the addition of a constant number to the preceding term, as 1, 4, 7, 10, 13.
  • initialism, alphabetism, acronym - Initialisms (sometimes called alphabetisms) are formed from the initial letters of a string of words and are pronounced as a sequence of letters, e.g. BYOB, USA, DVD. Acronyms are formed from the initial letters or parts of words in a sequence, but have the distinction of being pronounceable words, e.g. RADAR, SCUBA.
  • solfeggio, gamut - Solfeggio and gamut are words formed on the sequence of musical notes.
  • tier - From French tire, "order, sequence."
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Sequence

 a continuous or connected series, 1575.
Examples: sequence of causes, 1829; of chambers, 1668; of reflections, 1823; of saints, 1589.
Dictionary of Collective Nouns and Group Terms. Copyright 2008 The Gale Group, Inc. All rights reserved.

sequence


Past participle: sequenced
Gerund: sequencing

Imperative
sequence
sequence
Present
I sequence
you sequence
he/she/it sequences
we sequence
you sequence
they sequence
Preterite
I sequenced
you sequenced
he/she/it sequenced
we sequenced
you sequenced
they sequenced
Present Continuous
I am sequencing
you are sequencing
he/she/it is sequencing
we are sequencing
you are sequencing
they are sequencing
Present Perfect
I have sequenced
you have sequenced
he/she/it has sequenced
we have sequenced
you have sequenced
they have sequenced
Past Continuous
I was sequencing
you were sequencing
he/she/it was sequencing
we were sequencing
you were sequencing
they were sequencing
Past Perfect
I had sequenced
you had sequenced
he/she/it had sequenced
we had sequenced
you had sequenced
they had sequenced
Future
I will sequence
you will sequence
he/she/it will sequence
we will sequence
you will sequence
they will sequence
Future Perfect
I will have sequenced
you will have sequenced
he/she/it will have sequenced
we will have sequenced
you will have sequenced
they will have sequenced
Future Continuous
I will be sequencing
you will be sequencing
he/she/it will be sequencing
we will be sequencing
you will be sequencing
they will be sequencing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been sequencing
you have been sequencing
he/she/it has been sequencing
we have been sequencing
you have been sequencing
they have been sequencing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been sequencing
you will have been sequencing
he/she/it will have been sequencing
we will have been sequencing
you will have been sequencing
they will have been sequencing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been sequencing
you had been sequencing
he/she/it had been sequencing
we had been sequencing
you had been sequencing
they had been sequencing
Conditional
I would sequence
you would sequence
he/she/it would sequence
we would sequence
you would sequence
they would sequence
Past Conditional
I would have sequenced
you would have sequenced
he/she/it would have sequenced
we would have sequenced
you would have sequenced
they would have sequenced
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sequence

A single episode in a film which is uninterrupted.
Dictionary of Unfamiliar Words by Diagram Group Copyright © 2008 by Diagram Visual Information Limited
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.sequence - serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent patternsequence - serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern; "the sequence of names was alphabetical"; "he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"
cistron, gene, factor - (genetics) a segment of DNA that is involved in producing a polypeptide chain; it can include regions preceding and following the coding DNA as well as introns between the exons; it is considered a unit of heredity; "genes were formerly called factors"
string - a linear sequence of symbols (characters or words or phrases)
combination - a sequence of numbers or letters that opens a combination lock; "he forgot the combination to the safe"
combination - a coordinated sequence of chess moves
Fibonacci sequence - a sequence of numbers in which each number equals the sum of the two preceding numbers
series - similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
codon - a specific sequence of three adjacent nucleotides on a strand of DNA or RNA that specifies the genetic code information for synthesizing a particular amino acid
2.sequence - a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
temporal arrangement, temporal order - arrangement of events in time
pelting, rain - anything happening rapidly or in quick successive; "a rain of bullets"; "a pelting of insults"
rotation - a planned recurrent sequence (of crops or personnel etc.); "crop rotation makes a balanced demand on the fertility of the soil"; "the manager had only four starting pitchers in his rotation"
row - a continuous chronological succession without an interruption; "they won the championship three years in a row"
run - an unbroken chronological sequence; "the play had a long run on Broadway"; "the team enjoyed a brief run of victories"
3.sequence - film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
photographic film, film - photographic material consisting of a base of celluloid covered with a photographic emulsion; used to make negatives or transparencies
motion picture, motion-picture show, movie, moving picture, moving-picture show, pic, film, picture show, flick, picture - a form of entertainment that enacts a story by sound and a sequence of images giving the illusion of continuous movement; "they went to a movie every Saturday night"; "the film was shot on location"
4.sequence - the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"
chess opening, opening - a recognized sequence of moves at the beginning of a game of chess; "he memorized all the important chess openings"
ordering, order - the act of putting things in a sequential arrangement; "there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list"
alternation - successive change from one thing or state to another and back again; "a trill is a rapid alternation between the two notes"
5.sequence - several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
repeat, repetition - an event that repeats; "the events today were a repeat of yesterday's"
Verb1.sequence - arrange in a sequence
grade, rate, rank, place, range, order - assign a rank or rating to; "how would you rank these students?"; "The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide"
2.sequence - determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"
ascertain, determine, find out, find - establish after a calculation, investigation, experiment, survey, or study; "find the product of two numbers"; "The physicist who found the elusive particle won the Nobel Prize"
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sequence

noun
1. succession, course, series, order, chain, cycle, arrangement, procession, progression the sequence of events that led to the murder
2. order, structure, arrangement, ordering, placement, layout, progression The chronological sequence gives the book an element of structure.
3. part, scene, section, episode, extract, excerpt, clip the best sequence in the film
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sequence

noun
2. A way in which things follow each other in space or time:
4. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other:
Informal: streak.
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Translations
تَسَلْسُلتَسَلْسُل، تَتابُع
řadasledsekvencepořadíposloupnost
sekvensrækkerækkefølge
järjestyssarjasekvenssi
slijed
sorsorozatszekvencia
röî, syrpa, sería
順序
차례
secība
sekvens
ลำดับ
chuỗi

sequence

[ˈsiːkwəns] N
1. (= order) → orden m
in sequenceen orden
in historical sequenceen orden cronológico
logical sequencesecuencia f lógica
to arrange things in sequenceordenar cosas secuencialmente
2. (= series) → serie f
a sequence of eventsuna serie de acontecimientos
3. (Cine) → secuencia f
the best sequence in the filmla mejor secuencia de la película
4. (Cards) → escalera f
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

sequence

[ˈsiːkwəns] n
(= order) → ordre m
in the proper sequence, in the correct sequence → dans le bon ordre
Things have to be done in the proper sequence → Les choses doivent être faites dans le bon ordre.
in sequence → dans l'ordre
(= series) → série f
a sequence of six photographs → une série de six photographies
a sequence of events → une succession d'événements
(= part of film) → séquence f
the opening sequence → la séquence d'ouverture
the famous opening sequence of the film → la célèbre séquence d'ouverture du film
sequence of tenses → concordance f des temps
Collins English/French Electronic Resource. © HarperCollins Publishers 2005

sequence

n
(= order)Folge f, → Reihenfolge f; sequence of tenses/wordsZeiten-/Wortfolge f; in sequenceder Reihe nach; to do something in logical sequenceetw in der logisch richtigen Reihenfolge tun
(= things following)Reihe f, → Folge f; (Mus, Cards, Eccl) → Sequenz f; (Math) → Reihe f
(Film: = dance sequence) → Sequenz f
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sequence

[ˈsiːkwəns] n
a. (order) → successione f, ordine m
in sequence → in ordine, di seguito
sequence of tenses (Gram) → concordanza dei tempi
b. (series) → serie f inv (Mus, Cards) (film sequence) → sequenza
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

sequence

(ˈsiːkwəns) noun
a series of events etc following one another in a particular order. He described the sequence of events leading to his dismissal from the firm; a sequence of numbers; a dance sequence.
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sequence

تَسَلْسُل pořadí sekvens Reihe αλληλουχία secuencia järjestys succession slijed sequenza 順序 차례 volgorde sekvens sekwencja sequência последовательность sekvens ลำดับ dizi chuỗi 顺序
Multilingual Translator © HarperCollins Publishers 2009

se·quence

n. secuencia, sucesión.
English-Spanish Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012
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The percentages of positive fragments (number of fragments containing viral nucleic acid/total number of sequenced fragments) in the reactions for detection of these 5 viruses were 60% (3/5), 45% (5/11), 100% (12/12), 50% (5/10), and 40% (4/10), respectively.
Using massively parallel sequencing technology, David Bartel, a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Cambridge, MA), and colleagues sequenced some 400,000 small RNAs from Caenorhabditis elegans, identifying 18 new microRNA genes and more than 5,000 other RNAs of a type that had not been previously reported.
In this new approach, unlike in traditional methods, DNA is sequenced directly from fragments.
Most variants in the current database have been identified as single-base mismatches by comparing sequences from overlapping BAC (bacterial artificial chromosome) clones that were sequenced for the human genome or by comparing the reference genome sequence with sequences obtained by shotgun sequencing (Altshuler et al.
We sequenced ~500 bases of exon 11 of the BRCA2 gene that contain the common 6174de1T mutation site (see the Data Supplement that accompanies the online version of this article at http://www.clinchem.org/content/vol5l/ issue1/).
To further aggravate the situation, the entire carbon raiser addition also was sequenced into this same charge zone.
If the human genome hadn't been more or less sequenced last year, it would have been sequenced this year, or next year.
Today, more than halfway through the project, researchers have thoroughly sequenced only 4 to 7 percent of the genome.
The teeth were processed according to published criteria for authenticating molecular data in paleomicrobiology (10): 1) there should be no positive control; 2) negative controls, as similar as possible to the ancient specimens, should test negative; 3) a new primer sequence targeting a genome region not previously amplified in the laboratory should be used (suicide PCR); 4) any amplicon should be sequenced; 5) a second amplified and sequenced target should confirm any positive result; and 6) an original sequence that differs from modern homologs should be obtained to exclude contamination.
454 Life Sciences' Genome Sequencer 20 System makes such an endeavor feasible by allowing approximately a quarter of a million single DNA strands from small amounts of bone to be sequenced in only about five hours by a single machine.
In machines employing that scheme, known as the Sanger method, only 96 stretches of DNA can be sequenced at any one time.

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