subsequence

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noun (1)

sub·​se·​quence ˈsəb-sə-ˌkwen(t)s How to pronounce subsequence (audio)
-si-kwən(t)s
: the quality or state of being subsequent
also : a subsequent event

subsequence

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noun (2)

sub·​se·​quence ˈsəb-ˌsē-kwən(t)s How to pronounce subsequence (audio)
-ˌkwen(t)s
: a mathematical sequence that is part of another sequence

Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1563, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1908, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subsequence was in 1563

Dictionary Entries Near subsequence

Cite this Entry

“Subsequence.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subsequence. Accessed 27 Nov. 2022.

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