SE'QUENCE, n. [L. sequens, sequor.]
1. A following, or that which follows; aconsequent.
2. Order of succession.
How art thou king But by fair sequence and succession? Shak.
3. Series; arrangement; method.
4. In music, a regular alternate succession of similar chords.
SE'QUENCE, n. [Fr. from L. sequens, sequor; It. seguenza.]
- A following, or that which follows; a consequent. – Brown.
- Order of succession.
How art thou a king / But by fair sequence and succession? – Shak.
- Series; arrangement; method. – Bacon.
- In music, a regular alternate succession of similar chords. – Busby.
- The state of being
sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.
- That which follows or succeeds as an
effect; sequel; consequence; result.
- 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
succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the
regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar
- 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.
- 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.