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Sequence vs. Order

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Sequencenoun

A set of things next to each other in a set order; a series

Ordernoun

(countable) Arrangement, disposition, or sequence.

Sequencenoun

A series of musical phrases where a theme or melody is repeated, with some change each time, such as in pitch or length (example: opening of Beethoven's Fifth Symphony).

Ordernoun

(countable) A position in an arrangement, disposition, or sequence.

Sequencenoun

A musical composition used in some Catholic Masses between the readings. The most famous sequence is the Dies Irae (Day of Wrath) formerly used in funeral services.

Ordernoun

(uncountable) The state of being well arranged.

‘The house is in order; the machinery is out of order.’;

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Sequencenoun

(mathematics) An ordered list of objects, typically indexed with natural numbers.

Ordernoun

(countable) Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet.

‘to preserve order in a community or an assembly’;

Sequencenoun

A subsequent event; a consequence or result.

Ordernoun

(countable) A command.

Sequencenoun

A series of shots that depict a single action or style in a film, television show etc.

Ordernoun

(countable) A request for some product or service; a commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods.

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Sequencenoun

(card games) A meld consisting of three or more cards of successive ranks in the same suit, such as the four, five and six of hearts.

Ordernoun

(countable) A group of religious adherents, especially monks or nuns, set apart within their religion by adherence to a particular rule or set of principles

‘St. Ignatius Loyola founded the Jesuit order in 1537.’;

Sequenceverb

(transitive) to arrange in an order

Ordernoun

(countable) An association of knights

‘the Order of the Garter, the Order of the Bath.’;

Sequenceverb

(transitive) to determine the order of things, especially of amino acids in a protein, or of bases in a nucleic acid

Ordernoun

any group of people with common interests.

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Sequenceverb

(transitive) to produce (music) with a sequencer

Ordernoun

(countable) A decoration, awarded by a government, a dynastic house, or a religious body to an individual, usually for distinguished service to a nation or to humanity.

Sequencenoun

The state of being sequent; succession; order of following; arrangement.

‘How art thou a kingBut by fair sequence and succession?’; ‘Sequence and series of the seasons of the year.’;

Ordernoun

A rank in the classification of organisms, below class and above family; a taxon at that rank.

‘Magnolias belong to the order Magnoliales.’;

Sequencenoun

That which follows or succeeds as an effect; sequel; consequence; result.

‘The inevitable sequences of sin and punishment.’;

Ordernoun

A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a distinct character, kind, or sort.

‘the higher or lower orders of society’; ‘talent of a high order’;

Sequencenoun

Simple succession, or the coming after in time, without asserting or implying causative energy; as, the reactions of chemical agents may be conceived as merely invariable sequences.

Ordernoun

An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; often used in the plural.

‘to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry’;

Sequencenoun

Any succession of chords (or harmonic phrase) rising or falling by the regular diatonic degrees in the same scale; a succession of similar harmonic steps.

Ordernoun

(architecture) The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.

Sequencenoun

A hymn introduced in the Mass on certain festival days, and recited or sung immediately before the gospel, and after the gradual or introit, whence the name.

‘Originally the sequence was called a Prose, because its early form was rhythmical prose.’;

Ordernoun

(cricket) The sequence in which a side’s batsmen bat; the batting order.

Sequencenoun

Three or more cards of the same suit in immediately consecutive order of value; as, ace, king, and queen; or knave, ten, nine, and eight.

Ordernoun

(electronics) a power of polynomial function in an electronic circuit’s block, such as a filter, an amplifier, etc.

‘a 3-stage cascade of a 2nd-order bandpass Butterworth filter.’;

Sequencenoun

the specific order of any linear arrangement of items; as, the sequence of amino acid residues in a protein; the sequence of instructions in a computer program; the sequence of acts in a variety show.

Ordernoun

(chemistry) The overall power of the rate law of a chemical reaction, expressed as a polynomial function of concentrations of reactants and products.

Sequenceverb

to determine the sequence of; as, to sequence a protein or a DNA fragment.

Ordernoun

(set theory) The cardinality, or number of elements in a set, group, or other structure regardable as a set.

Sequencenoun

serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern;

‘the sequence of names was alphabetical’; ‘he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA’;

Ordernoun

For given group G and element g ∈ G, the smallest positive natural number n, if it exists, such that (using multiplicative notation), gn = e, where e is the identity element of G; if no such number exists, the element is said to be of infinite order (or sometimes zero order).

Sequencenoun

a following of one thing after another in time;

‘the doctor saw a sequence of patients’;

Ordernoun

(graph theory) The number of vertices in a graph.

Sequencenoun

film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie

Ordernoun

(order theory) A partially ordered set.

Sequencenoun

the action of following in order;

‘he played the trumps in sequence’;

Ordernoun

(order theory) The relation on a partially ordered set that determines that it is, in fact, a partially ordered set.

Sequencenoun

several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys

Ordernoun

(algebra) The sum of the exponents on the variables in a monomial, or the highest such among all monomials in a polynomial.

‘A quadratic polynomial, a x^2 + b x +c, is said to be of order (or degree) 2.’;

Sequenceverb

arrange in a sequence

Orderverb

(transitive) To set in some sort of order.

Sequenceverb

determine the order of constituents in;

‘They sequenced the human genome’;

Orderverb

(transitive) To arrange, set in proper order.

Sequencenoun

a particular order in which related things follow each other

‘the poems should be read in sequence’; ‘the content of the programme should follow a logical sequence’;

Orderverb

(transitive) To issue a command to.

‘to order troops to advance’; ‘He ordered me to leave.’;

Sequencenoun

a repetition of a phrase or melody at a higher or lower pitch

‘a restless search for interesting harmonic sequences’;

Orderverb

(transitive) To request some product or service; to secure by placing an order.

‘to order groceries’;

Sequencenoun

the order in which amino-acid or nucleotide residues are arranged in a protein, DNA, etc.

‘these are enzymes which will cleave only at specific base sequences in the DNA’;

Orderverb

To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

Sequencenoun

a set of related events, movements, or items that follow each other in a particular order

‘a gruelling sequence of exercises’; ‘a sonnet sequence’;

Ordernoun

Regular arrangement; any methodical or established succession or harmonious relation; method; system

‘The side chambers were . . . thirty in order.’; ‘Bright-harnessed angels sit in order serviceable.’; ‘Good order is the foundation of all good things.’;

Sequencenoun

a set of three or more playing cards of the same suit next to each other in value, for example 10, 9, 8.

Ordernoun

Right arrangement; a normal, correct, or fit condition; as, the house is in order; the machinery is out of order.

Sequencenoun

an infinite ordered series of numerical quantities.

Ordernoun

The customary mode of procedure; established system, as in the conduct of debates or the transaction of business; usage; custom; fashion.

‘And, pregnant with his grander thought,Brought the old order into doubt.’;

Sequencenoun

a part of a film dealing with one particular event or topic

‘the famous underwater sequence’;

Ordernoun

Conformity with law or decorum; freedom from disturbance; general tranquillity; public quiet; as, to preserve order in a community or an assembly.

Sequencenoun

(in the Eucharist) a hymn said or sung after the Gradual or Alleluia that precedes the Gospel.

Ordernoun

That which prescribes a method of procedure; a rule or regulation made by competent authority; as, the rules and orders of the senate.

‘The church hath authority to establish that for an order at one time which at another time it may abolish.’;

Sequenceverb

arrange in a particular order

‘trainee librarians decide how a set of misfiled cards could be sequenced’;

Ordernoun

A command; a mandate; a precept; a direction.

‘Upon this new fright, an order was made by both houses for disarming all the papists in England.’;

Sequenceverb

ascertain the sequence of amino-acid or nucleotide residues in (a protein, DNA, etc.)

‘independent clones were analysed by DNA sequencing’; ‘we have undertaken to isolate and sequence the rat retinoblastoma cDNA’;

Ordernoun

Hence: A commission to purchase, sell, or supply goods; a direction, in writing, to pay money, to furnish supplies, to admit to a building, a place of entertainment, or the like; as, orders for blankets are large.

‘In those days were pit orders - beshrew the uncomfortable manager who abolished them.’;

Sequenceverb

play or record (music) with a sequencer.

Ordernoun

A number of things or persons arranged in a fixed or suitable place, or relative position; a rank; a row; a grade; especially, a rank or class in society; a group or division of men in the same social or other position; also, a distinct character, kind, or sort; as, the higher or lower orders of society; talent of a high order.

‘They are in equal order to their several ends.’; ‘Various orders various ensigns bear.’; ‘Which, to his order of mind, must have seemed little short of crime.’;

Sequence

In mathematics, a sequence is an enumerated collection of objects in which repetitions are allowed and order matters. Like a set, it contains members (also called elements, or terms).

Ordernoun

A body of persons having some common honorary distinction or rule of obligation; esp., a body of religious persons or aggregate of convents living under a common rule; as, the Order of the Bath; the Franciscan order.

‘Find a barefoot brother out,One of our order, to associate me.’; ‘The venerable order of the Knights Templars.’;

Ordernoun

An ecclesiastical grade or rank, as of deacon, priest, or bishop; the office of the Christian ministry; - often used in the plural; as, to take orders, or to take holy orders, that is, to enter some grade of the ministry.

Ordernoun

The disposition of a column and its component parts, and of the entablature resting upon it, in classical architecture; hence (as the column and entablature are the characteristic features of classical architecture) a style or manner of architectural designing.

Ordernoun

An assemblage of genera having certain important characters in common; as, the Carnivora and Insectivora are orders of Mammalia.

Ordernoun

The placing of words and members in a sentence in such a manner as to contribute to force and beauty or clearness of expression.

Ordernoun

Rank; degree; thus, the order of a curve or surface is the same as the degree of its equation.

‘Whiles I take order for mine own affairs.’;

Orderverb

To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to rule.

‘To him that ordereth his conversation aright.’; ‘Warriors old with ordered spear and shield.’;

Orderverb

To give an order to; to command; as, to order troops to advance.

Orderverb

To give an order for; to secure by an order; as, to order a carriage; to order groceries.

Orderverb

To admit to holy orders; to ordain; to receive into the ranks of the ministry.

‘These ordered folk be especially titled to God.’; ‘Persons presented to be ordered deacons.’;

Orderverb

To give orders; to issue commands.

Ordernoun

(often plural) a command given by a superior (e.g., a military or law enforcement officer) that must be obeyed;

‘the British ships dropped anchor and waited for orders from London’;

Ordernoun

a degree in a continuum of size or quantity;

‘it was on the order of a mile’; ‘an explosion of a low order of magnitude’;

Ordernoun

established customary state (especially of society);

‘order ruled in the streets’; ‘law and order’;

Ordernoun

logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements;

‘we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation’;

Ordernoun

a condition of regular or proper arrangement;

‘he put his desk in order’; ‘the machine is now in working order’;

Ordernoun

a legally binding command or decision entered on the court record (as if issued by a court or judge);

‘a friend in New Mexico said that the order caused no trouble out there’;

Ordernoun

a commercial document used to request someone to supply something in return for payment and providing specifications and quantities;

‘IBM received an order for a hundred computers’;

Ordernoun

a formal association of people with similar interests;

‘he joined a golf club’; ‘they formed a small lunch society’; ‘men from the fraternal order will staff the soup kitchen today’;

Ordernoun

a body of rules followed by an assembly

Ordernoun

(usually plural) the status or rank or office of a Christian clergyman in an ecclesiastical hierarchy;

‘theologians still disagree over whether `bishop' should or should not be a separate order’;

Ordernoun

a group of person living under a religious rule;

‘the order of Saint Benedict’;

Ordernoun

(biology) taxonomic group containing one or more families

Ordernoun

a request for food or refreshment (as served in a restaurant or bar etc.);

‘I gave the waiter my order’;

Ordernoun

(architecture) one of original three styles of Greek architecture distinguished by the type of column and entablature used or a style developed from the original three by the Romans

Ordernoun

putting in order;

‘there were mistakes in the ordering of items on the list’;

Orderverb

give instructions to or direct somebody to do something with authority;

‘I said to him to go home’; ‘She ordered him to do the shopping’; ‘The mother told the child to get dressed’;

Orderverb

make a request for something;

‘Order me some flowers’; ‘order a work stoppage’;

Orderverb

issue commands or orders for

Orderverb

bring into conformity with rules or principles or usage; impose regulations;

‘We cannot regulate the way people dress’; ‘This town likes to regulate’;

Orderverb

bring order to or into;

‘Order these files’;

Orderverb

place in a certain order;

‘order these files’;

Orderverb

appoint to a clerical posts;

‘he was ordained in the Church’;

Orderverb

arrange thoughts, ideas, temporal events, etc.;

‘arrange my schedule’; ‘set up one's life’; ‘I put these memories with those of bygone times’;

Orderverb

assign a rank or rating to;

‘how would you rank these students?’; ‘The restaurant is rated highly in the food guide’;

Ordernoun

the arrangement or disposition of people or things in relation to each other according to a particular sequence, pattern, or method

‘I filed the cards in alphabetical order’;

Ordernoun

a state in which everything is in its correct or appropriate place

‘she tried to put her shattered thoughts into some semblance of order’;

Ordernoun

a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behaviour are observed and authority is obeyed

‘the army was deployed to keep order’;

Ordernoun

the prescribed or established procedure followed by a meeting, legislative assembly, debate, or court of law

‘the meeting was called to order’;

Ordernoun

a stated form of liturgical service, or of administration of a rite, prescribed by ecclesiastical authority.

Ordernoun

an authoritative command or instruction

‘he was not going to take orders from a mere administrator’; ‘the skipper gave the order to abandon ship’;

Ordernoun

a verbal or written request for something to be made, supplied, or served

‘the firm has won an order for six tankers’;

Ordernoun

a thing made, supplied, or served as a result of an order

‘he would deliver special orders for the Sunday dinner’;

Ordernoun

a written direction of a court or judge

‘she was admitted to hospital under a guardianship order’;

Ordernoun

a written direction to pay money or deliver property.

Ordernoun

a particular social, political, or economic system

‘they were dedicated to overthrowing the established order’;

Ordernoun

a social class

‘the upper social orders’;

Ordernoun

a rank in the Christian ministry, especially that of bishop, priest, or deacon.

Ordernoun

the rank of a member of the clergy or an ordained minister of the Church

‘he took priest's orders’;

Ordernoun

any of the nine grades of angelic beings in the celestial hierarchy as formulated by Pseudo-Dionysius.

Ordernoun

a society of monks, nuns, or friars living under the same religious, moral, and social regulations and discipline

‘the Franciscan Order’;

Ordernoun

a society of knights bound by a common rule of life and having a combined military and monastic character

‘the Templars were also known as the Order of Christ’;

Ordernoun

an institution founded by a monarch along the lines of a medieval crusading monastic order for the purpose of honouring meritorious conduct.

Ordernoun

the insignia worn by members of an order of honour or merit.

Ordernoun

a Masonic or similar fraternity.

Ordernoun

the quality or nature of something

‘poetry of the highest order’;

Ordernoun

the overall state or condition of something

‘the house had only just been vacated and was in good order’;

Ordernoun

a principal taxonomic category that ranks below class and above family

‘the higher orders of insects’;

Ordernoun

any of the five classical styles of architecture (Doric, Ionic, Corinthian, Tuscan, and Composite) based on the proportions of columns and the style of their decoration.

Ordernoun

any style of architecture subject to uniform established proportions.

Ordernoun

equipment or uniform for a specified purpose or of a specified type

‘the platoon changed from drill order into PT kit’;

Ordernoun

the position in which a rifle is held after ordering arms.

Ordernoun

the degree of complexity of an equation, expression, etc., as denoted by an ordinal number.

Ordernoun

the number of differentiations required to reach the highest derivative in a differential equation.

Ordernoun

the number of elements in a finite group.

Ordernoun

the number of rows or columns in a square matrix.

Orderverb

give an authoritative instruction to do something

‘the judge ordered a retrial’; ‘she ordered me to leave’; ‘‘Stop frowning,’ he ordered’; ‘he ordered that the ship be abandoned’;

Orderverb

continually tell someone to do things in an overbearing way

‘she resented being ordered about’;

Orderverb

command (something) to be done or (someone) to be treated in a particular way

‘he ordered the anchor dropped’;

Orderverb

request (something) to be made, supplied, or served

‘my mate ordered the tickets last week’; ‘I asked the security guard to order me a taxi’; ‘are you ready to order, sir?’;

Orderverb

arrange (something) in a methodical way

‘her normally well-ordered life’; ‘all entries are ordered by date’;

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