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"sequence" in British English

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sequencenoun

uk   /ˈsiː.kwəns/  us   /ˈsiː.kwəns/
  • 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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sequenceverb [T]

/ˈsiː.kwəns/
to combine things in a particular order, or discover the order in which they are combined: They discussed how to sequence the steps in the plan. reading books sequenced in order of difficulty
specialized biology to discover the order in which nucelotides (= chemical substances) are combined within DNA: Researchers sequenced the full genome of a rat.
(Definition of sequence from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"sequence" in American English

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sequencenoun [C/U]

 us   /ˈsi·kwəns, -ˌkwens/
a series of related things or events, or the order in which things or events follow each other: [C] The first chapter describes the strange sequence of events that led to his death. [C] The test papers were not in the correct alphabetical sequence.
biology A gene sequence is the order in which the bases (= chemical substances) in DNA are arranged in a particular gene (= chemical pattern the controls the characteristics of living things).
(Definition of sequence from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"sequence" in Business English

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sequencenoun [C or U]

uk   us   /ˈsiːkwəns/
a series of related things or events, or the order in which they happen: In a strange sequence of events, the chairman sued the union and the shareholder.in sequence The program goes through the data in sequence.
(Definition of sequence from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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