sequential

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

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

sequentially

play \-ˈkwen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb

Examples of sequential in a Sentence

  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

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Things in sequence, or regular order, are arranged sequentially. Most novels and films move sequentially, but some use techniques such as flashbacks that interrupt the movement forward in time. Sequential courses in college must follow each other in the proper order, just like sequential tasks or steps.

1844

First Known Use of sequential

1844


SEQUENTIAL Defined for English Language Learners

sequential

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Definition of sequential for English Language Learners

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

  • : happening in a series or sequence


Medical Dictionary

sequential

adjective se·quen·tial \si-ˈkwen-chəl\

Medical Definition of sequential

  1. 1:  occurring as a sequela of disease or injury

  2. 2:  of, relating to, forming, or taken or administered in a sequence sequential chemotherapy

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