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sequential

[si-kwen-shuh l] /sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by regular sequence of parts.
2.
following; subsequent; consequent.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; sequent + -ial
Related forms
sequentiality
[si-kwen-shee-al-i-tee] /sɪˌkwɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
noun
sequentially, adverb
nonsequential, adjective
nonsequentially, adverb
nonsequentiality, noun
unsequential, adjective
unsequentially, adverb
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  • When the rain ended abruptly last week, the whole city burst into bloom simultaneously rather than in the usual sequential order.
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  • Intuitive, sequential learning makes every lesson count and build progressively.
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British Dictionary definitions for sequential

sequential

/sɪˈkwɛnʃəl/
adjective
1.
characterized by or having a regular sequence
2.
another word for sequent
Derived Forms
sequentiality (sɪˌkwɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ) noun
sequentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sequential
adj.

1816, from Late Latin sequentia (see sequence) + -al (1). Related: Sequentially.

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