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Occurring in sequence.
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(se'kwens) [L. sequentia, the following, context]
1. The order or occurrence of a series of related events.
2. The arrangement of nucleotides in a nucleic acid molecule. sequential (se-kwen'chal), adjective

Goldenhar sequence

See: Goldenhar sequence

pulse sequence

In magnetic resonance imaging, a series of radio waves designed to produce proton stimulation necessary to create the image.

randomization sequence

The order in which newly enrolled patients are entered either into active treatment or into the placebo branch of a clinical trial.

spacer sequence

The genetic material on a chromosome that separates actively transcribed genes. It may make up the largest part of the genome of some eukaryotic organisms and often consists of tandem repeats of DNA. Synonym: spacer DNA

terminator sequence

In genetics, a specific series of nucleotides that instructs a cell to stop transcribing a gene.
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Such a focus on the importance of context in terms of the sequentiality of the utterances and their relation to their environment is in line with the deliberations in the Introduction section of this paper where the concepts of heteroglossia in dialogue and the methodological assumptions of CA were outlined.
Our culture is being accelerated to the point of breakdown by various electronic extensions of our central nervous system and by the vast memory and very fast analytic sequentiality of the computer, a medium which represents the extreme phase of the development of a logical, left-hemispheric corporate mentality.
The history of Catullus' reception proves that the collection as a whole resists being read as a cohesive narrative which includes the hallmarks of traditional definitions of narrativity: event sequentiality, intelligible chronology, teleology of plot and character.
Efficient cause works in time, sequentially; final cause and formal cause work outside time and are simultaneous--there is no sequentiality about them.
Chiesa is correct to recognize that Agamben's attempt to conceptualise messianic time in such a way to defy sequentiality is a failure; but, this is not because it falls back on a single transformational messianic event.
Chen, "Dual queues cache replacement algorithm based on sequentiality detection," in SCIENCE CHINA INFORMATION SCIENCES, Volume 55, Number 1, Research paper, 2011.
(6) Film scholars sometimes note a similar dichotomy at the heart of their own subject: a tension between film's ability to manifest pure and simple presence through its images and the inherent sequentiality of the medium.
The nature of the genre of the sonnet sequence reflects this divergence; it is a genre at once lyric, recording the quality of a moment and attempting to preserve it, and suggesting narrative in its sequentiality.
The recent experimental literature about leading-by-example, based on the linear public good games, provides mixed evidence about the effect of sequentiality on the level of group contributions.
The critique of outmoded temporal frameworks is reflected in many recent projects to use new spatial forms of organization as opposed to the traditional narrative sequentiality that informed literary history in its classical period.

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