- a particular order in which related things follow each other；a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch
- arrange in a particular order；ascertain the sequence of amino-acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.)
verb: sequence, 3rd person present: sequences, gerund or present participle: sequencing, past tense: sequenced, past participle: sequenced
noun: sequence, plural noun: sequences
- 1. a particular order in which related things follow each other the content of the programme should follow a logical sequence the poems should be read in sequence 同義詞
- ▪ a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch a restless search for interesting harmonic sequences
- ▪ the order in which amino-acid or nucleotide residues are arranged in a protein, DNA, etc. these are enzymes which will cleave only at specific base sequences in the DNA
- 2. a set of related events, movements, or items that follow each other in a particular order a gruelling sequence of exercises a sonnet sequence
- ▪ a set of three or more playing cards of the same suit next to each other in value, for example 10, 9, 8.
- ▪ an infinite ordered series of numerical quantities.
- 3. a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic the famous underwater sequence 同義詞
- 4. (in the Eucharist) a hymn said or sung after the Gradual or Alleluia that precedes the Gospel.
- 1. arrange in a particular order trainee librarians decide how a set of misfiled cards could be sequenced
- ▪ ascertain the sequence of amino-acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.) we have undertaken to isolate and sequence the rat retinoblastoma cDNA independent clones were analysed by DNA sequencing
- 2. play or record (music) with a sequencer.