non·​se·​quen·​tial | \ ˌnän-si-ˈkwen(t)-shəl How to pronounce nonsequential (audio) \

Definition of nonsequential

: not relating to, arranged in, or following a sequence : not sequential a nonsequential narrative style a nonsequential list of serial numbers

Other Words from nonsequential

nonsequentially adverb
a story that unfolds nonsequentially through a series of vignettes that jump back and forth in time

Examples of nonsequential in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The cinematic version—a bag of nonsequential bills dropped off in a public park or handed to a passing courier—is too risky. Jacob Silverman, The New Republic, 2 June 2021 As the days, weeks, and months of isolation and uncertainty dragged on, Shaughn and John worked on pages in nonsequential order to break down the passage of time that seemed to be never-ending. Alex Scimecca, Fortune, 10 Mar. 2021 There are also many variables the administrator can set for user PIN requirements (number of characters, special characters, non-repeating, nonsequential, etc.). Dallas News, 4 July 2019

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First Known Use of nonsequential

1873, in the meaning defined above

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“Nonsequential.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Dec. 2021.

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