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 for sequence
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
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              How art thou a king
              But by fair sequence and succession?  --Shak.
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              Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.
                                                    --Bacon.
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     2. That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel;
        consequence; result.
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              The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.
                                                    --Bp. Hall.
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     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.
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     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.
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     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.
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              Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because
              its early form was rhythmical prose.  --Shipley.
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     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.
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     7. the specific order of any linear arrangement of items; as,
        the sequence of amino acid residues in a protein; the
        sequence of instructions in a computer program; the
        sequence of acts in a variety show.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Sequence \Se"quence\, v. t. (Biochem.)
     to determine the sequence of; as, to sequence a protein or a
     DNA fragment.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  sequence
      n 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"
      2: a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor
         saw a sequence of patients" [syn: sequence, chronological
         sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological
         succession]
      3: film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop
         a given subject in a movie [syn: sequence, episode]
      4: the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in
         sequence" [syn: succession, sequence]
      5: several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys
      v 1: arrange in a sequence
      2: determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the
         human genome"

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  134 Moby Thesaurus words for "sequence":
     Indian file, aftereffect, afterlife, aftermath, alternation,
     arrangement, array, articulation, bank, buzz, by-product, catena,
     catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chasing,
     classification, concatenation, connectedness, connection,
     consecution, consecutiveness, consequence, consequent, consistency,
     continuity, continuum, corollary, course, cycle, degree,
     derivation, derivative, descent, development, disposal,
     disposition, distillate, distribution, dogging, drone, effect,
     endless belt, endless round, event, eventuality, eventuation, file,
     filiation, following, fruit, future time, gamut, gradation,
     grouping, hangover, harvest, heeling, hierarchy, hounding, hum,
     issue, lateness, legacy, line, lineage, logical outcome, monotone,
     next life, nexus, offshoot, offspring, order, ordering,
     orderliness, organization, outcome, outgrowth, pendulum,
     periodicity, place, placement, plenum, postdate, postdating,
     posteriority, powder train, precipitate, procession, product,
     progression, provenience, pursual, pursuance, pursuit, queue,
     range, rank, recurrence, remainder, result, resultant,
     reticulation, rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, sequel,
     sequela, sequent, serial order, series, set, shadowing,
     single file, spectrum, string, subordination, subsequence,
     succession, supervenience, supervention, swath, system, tailing,
     thread, tier, trailing, train, upshot, windrow
  
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (30 December 2018) :

  sequence
  
     A collection of related things in a specific order.  In
     mathematics, numbers are represented as sequences of digits
     e.g. bits, decimal digits, hexadecimal digits, etc.
     There are also sequences of numbers where each number is
     related to previous numbers, e.g. the Fibonacci sequence.
     In computing the sequence of instructions that a computer
     follows when executing a program is called control flow; a
     sequence of characters is also known as a "(character)
     string" (e.g. an escape sequence); a sequence of images
     forms a video; a sound recording is an example of a sequence
     of samples of an analogue signal.  In probability
     theory, a sequence of events can be described by a Markov
     chain.
  
     (2015-09-01)
  

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