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sequence

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Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] sequentia, from present participle sequens, following, from verb sequi, follow

Pronunciation

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Noun

Singular
sequence

Plural
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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. (mathematics) An ordered list of objects.

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Verb

Infinitive
to sequence

Third person singular
sequences

Simple past
sequenced

Past participle
-

Present participle
sequencing

to sequence (third-person singular simple present sequences, present participle sequencing, simple past and past participle sequenced)
  1. (transitive) to arrange in an order
  2. (transitive) to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid

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