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sequential

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adjective se·quen·tial \si-ˈkwen(t)-shəl\

Simple Definition of sequential

  • : of, relating to, or arranged in a particular order or sequence

  • : happening in a series or sequence

Full Definition of sequential

  1. 1 :  of, relating to, or arranged in a sequence :  serial <sequential file systems>

  2. 2 :  following in sequence

  3. 3 :  relating to or based on a method of testing a statistical hypothesis that involves examination of a sequence of samples for each of which the decision is made to accept or reject the hypothesis or to continue sampling

se·quen·tial·ly play \-ˈkwen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of sequential

  1. Put the cards in sequential order.

  2. <explained that if the two required algebra semesters weren't sequential, the students would likely forget the material>



1844

First Known Use of sequential

1844

Rhymes with sequential



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