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noun (1)

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


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noun (2)

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

Examples of subsequence in a Sentence

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And that subsequence super atom is very good at slowing the speed of light. Joshua Hawkins, BGR, 16 Aug. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

Noun (1)

1563, in the meaning defined above

Noun (2)

1908, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of subsequence was in 1563

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Cite this Entry

“Subsequence.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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