Sequel vs. Prequel

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Main Difference

The main difference between Sequel and Prequel is that the Sequel is a narrative that continues the story of previous work and Prequel is a literary, dramatic, or filmic work whose story precedes that of a previous work.

  • Sequel (noun)

    The events, collectively, which follow a previously mentioned event; the aftermath.

  • Sequel (noun)

    A narrative that is written after another narrative set in the same universe, especially a narrative that is chronologically set after its predecessors, or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative that has a preceding narrative of its own.

  • Prequel (noun)

    In a series of works, an installment that is set chronologically before its predecessor, especially the original narrative or (perhaps improper usage) any narrative work with at least one sequel.

  • Sequel (noun)

    a published, broadcast, or recorded work that continues the story or develops the theme of an earlier one

    "The Prisoner of Zenda and its sequel"

    "the sequel toHome Alone"

  • Sequel (noun)

    something that takes place after or as a result of an earlier event

    "this encouragement to grow potatoes had a disastrous sequel some fifty years later"

  • Prequel (noun)

    a story or film containing events which precede those of an existing work

    "the film is a prequel to the cult TV series"

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