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sequence

noun uk   /ˈsiː.kwəns/ us  

sequence noun (ORDERED SERIES)

C2 [C or U] a series of related things or events, or the order in which they follow each other: The first chapter describes the strange sequence of events that led to his death. Is there a particular sequence in which you have to perform these tasks? For the sake of convenience the photographs are shown in chronological sequence (= in the order in which they were taken).
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sequence noun (PART OF FILM)

[C] a part of a film that shows a particular event or a related series of events: The movie's opening sequence is of a very unpleasant murder.
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