Definition of sequential
2 : following in sequence
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
sequentiallyplay \-ˈkwen(t)-sh(ə-)lē\ adverb
Examples of sequential in a Sentence
Put the cards in sequential order.
explained that if the two required algebra semesters weren't sequential, the students would likely forget the material
Recent Examples of sequential from the Web
Trump's early-morning tweet embraced a sequential approach favored by only a handful of conservatives eager to take quick action on one of the party's foremost priorities — repealing Obamacare, something Republicans have long promised to do.
SanDisk says this drive has sequential read speeds of up to 545MB/s and write speeds up to 525MB/s.
Like great hitting, great pitching requires separate and sequential rotations—the turn of the hips followed by the turn of the torso, like one tornado atop another.
After a pitcher brings the ball up to its loaded position, the hips fire first, followed by the torso, after which the arm and hand come around, using energy generated by the sequential cyclones.
Data squeeze For each study participant, the researchers took nine sequential blood pressure readings, switching between using the standard auscultatory method and the home monitors.
When golf is the subject, Devin Trusty doesn't believe in sequential progress.
TD’s home loan balances slipped 0.4 percent to C$187.5 billion, the first sequential contraction in two years.
A computer program is a sequence of steps, written down in a logical, sequential manner.
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Did You Know?
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.
First Known Use of 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
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