Synonyms of sequence


1. sequence, series

usage: 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. sequence, chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession, temporal arrangement, temporal order

usage: a following of one thing after another in time; "the doctor saw a sequence of patients"

3. sequence, episode, film, photographic film

usage: film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

4. succession, sequence, order, ordering

usage: the action of following in order; "he played the trumps in sequence"

5. sequence, repeat, repetition

usage: several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys


1. sequence, rate, rank, range, order, grade, place

usage: arrange in a sequence

2. sequence, determine, find, find out, ascertain

usage: determine the order of constituents in; "They sequenced the human genome"

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