: the order in which things are or should be connected, related, or dated <Follow the directions in sequence.>
: a group of things that come one after another <a sequence of numbers>
Word Root of SEQUENCE
The Latin word sequī, meaning “to follow,” and its form secutus give us the roots sequ and sec. Words from the Latin sequī have something to do with following. Something second follows what came first. A sequel is a book or movie that follows another and continues the story. A sequence is the order in which one thing follows another. A consequence is a result that follows from a condition or action.