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sequence


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  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Sequence  \Se"quence\  (s[=e]"kwens),  n.  [F.  s['e]quence,  L. 
  sequentia,  fr  sequens.  See  {Sequent}.] 
  1.  The  state  of  being  sequent;  succession;  order  of 
  following;  arrangement. 
 
  How  art  thou  a  king  But  by  fair  sequence  and 
  succession?  --Shak. 
 
  Sequence  and  series  of  the  seasons  of  the  year. 
  --Bacon. 
 
  2.  That  which  follows  or  succeeds  as  an  effect;  sequel; 
  consequence;  result. 
 
  The  inevitable  sequences  of  sin  and  punishment. 
  --Bp.  Hall. 
 
  3.  (Philos.)  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. 
 
  4.  (Mus.) 
  a  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. 
  b  A  melodic  phrase  or  passage  successively  repeated  one 
  tone  higher;  a  rosalia. 
 
  5.  (R.C.Ch.)  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 
  --Bp.  Fitzpatrick. 
 
  Originally  the  sequence  was  called  a  Prose,  because 
  its  early  form  was  rhythmical  prose.  --Shipley. 
 
  6.  (Card  Playing) 
  a  (Whist)  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 
  b  (Poker)  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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  sequence 
  n  1:  arrangement  in  which  things  follow  in  logical  order  or  a 
  recurrent  pattern;  "the  sequence  of  names  was 
  alphabetical" 
  2:  a  following  of  one  thing  after  another  in  time;  "the  doctor 
  saw  a  sequence  of  patients"  [syn:  {chronological  sequence}, 
  {succession},  {successiveness},  {chronological  succession}] 
  3:  a  succession  of  related  shots  that  develop  a  given  subject 
  in  a  film  [syn:  {episode}] 
  4:  the  action  of  following  in  order:  "he  played  the  trumps  in 
  sequence"  [syn:  {succession}] 
  5:  several  repetitions  of  a  melodic  phrase  in  different  keys 
  v  :  arrange  in  a  sequence 




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