(noun, verb)


1. 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

Definition categories: group, series

2. a following of one thing after another in time

- the doctor saw a sequence of patients

Similar word(s): succession, successiveness

Definition categories: attribute

3. film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

Similar word(s): episode

Definition categories: man–made, film

4. the action of following in order

- he played the trumps in sequence

Similar word(s): succession

Definition categories: act, order, ordering

5. several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

Definition categories: event, repeat, repetition


1. arrange in a sequence

Definition categories: cognition, grade, order, place, range, rank, rate

2. determine the order of constituents in

- They sequenced the human genome

Definition categories: communication, ascertain, determine, find