Definition of sequence :
1. A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.
2. A melodic phrase or passage successively repeated one tone higher; a rosalia.
3. All five cards, of a hand, in consecutive order as to value, but not necessarily of the same suit; when of one suit, it is called a sequence flush.
4. Any succession of chords ( or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.
5. Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences.
6. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.
7. The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
8. Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.
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effect (part of speech: noun)
sequence (part of speech: verb)
consecutiveness, linkage, lineage, align, course, concatenation, series, thread, arrange, succession, chain, string, line, subsequence, gamut, procession, progress, train, order, legacy, follow, arrangement, array, link, rank, succeed, sort, consecution, concatenate, queue, progression, sequel
- The sequence of events appears to be about as follows: The amount of post- pituitary secretion reaches a certain concentration. - "The Glands Regulating Personality", Louis Berman, M.D..
- That is the logical sequence of ideas, and it shows us that the current maxim is really the conclusion of a logical argument in which the initial steps must not be ignored. - "Some Principles of Maritime Strategy", Julian Stafford Corbett.
- Until then the sequence of events had followed a hot succession, in the current of which I had had no time to consider myself- my ordinary, daily self- in relation to them. - "The Jervaise Comedy", J. D. Beresford.