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(1)   The action of following in order
"He played the trumps in sequence"
(2)   Film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
(3)   A following of one thing after another in time
"The doctor saw a sequence of patients"
(4)   Several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
(5)   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"


(6)   Arrange in a sequence
(7)   Determine the order of constituents in
"They sequenced the human genome"


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  1. A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series
  2. A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).
  3. A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.
  4. An ordered list of objects.


  1. to arrange in an order
  2. to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid