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Meaning of “sequence” in the English Dictionary

"sequence" in British English

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sequencenoun

uk   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 ​chapterdescribes 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 inchronological sequence (= in the ​order in which they were taken).

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sequenceverb [T]

/ˈsiː.kwəns/
to ​combine things in a ​particularorder, or ​discover the ​order in which they are ​combined: They ​discussed how to sequence the ​steps in the ​plan. readingbooks sequenced in ​order of ​difficulty specialized biology to ​discover the ​order in which nucelotides (= ​chemicalsubstances) are ​combined within DNA: Researchers sequenced the ​fullgenome 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 ​eventsfollow each other: [C] The first ​chapterdescribes the ​strange sequence of ​events that ​led to his ​death. [C] The ​testpapers were not in the ​correctalphabetical sequence. biology A ​gene sequence is the ​order in which the ​bases (= ​chemicalsubstances) in ​DNA are ​arranged in a ​particulargene (= ​chemicalpattern 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 ​chairmansued 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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