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[see-kwuh l] /ˈsi kwəl/
a literary work, movie, etc., that is complete in itself but continues the narrative of a preceding work.
an event or circumstance following something; subsequent course of affairs.
a result, consequence, or inference.
Origin of sequel
late Middle English
1375-1425; late Middle English sequel(e) < Latin sequēla what follows, equivalent to sequ(ī) to follow + -ēla noun suffix
3. aftermath, upshot, outgrowth, end. Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sequel
  • She invites contributions for a sequel to be directed to all genders.
  • It was pretty good, considering it's a sequel and all.
  • We don't yet know if the sequel will fix the original's story problems.
  • If you haven't, read the review before reading this one, because this is the sequel.
  • Looking at the game, you can't really tell at first that it's a sequel and not an extra level expansion pack.
  • He/She owes it to the colleagues not to let such students into the sequel course.
  • Art and luxury have early learned that they must work as enchantment and sequel to this original beauty.
  • We're now at the sequel of the sequel of the sequel.
  • So it's a bit of a surprise to see its sequel debut two years later.
  • A sequel covering the remainder of the book was originally planned at the outset.
British Dictionary definitions for sequel


anything that follows from something else; development
a consequence or result
a novel, play, etc, that continues a previously related story
Word Origin
C15: from Late Latin sequēla, from Latin sequī to follow
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Word Origin and History for sequel

early 15c., "train of followers," from Old French sequelle (14c.), from Late Latin sequela "that which follows, result, consequence," from sequi "to follow, come after, follow after, attend, follow naturally," from PIE root *sekw- (1) "to follow" (cf. Sanskrit sacate "accompanies, follows," Avestan hacaiti, Greek hepesthai "to follow," Lithuanian seku "to follow," Latin secundus "second, the following," Old Irish sechim "I follow"). Meaning "consequence" is attested from late 15c. Meaning "story that follows and continues another" first recorded 1510s.

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sequel in Culture

sequel definition

A narrative or dramatic work complete in itself but designed to follow an earlier one. Through the Looking-Glass is a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.

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sequel in Technology

1. Precursor to SQL.
["System R: Relational Approach to Database Management", IBM Res Lab, San Jose, reprinted in Readings in Database Systems].
2. U Leeds. Theorem prover specification language. Pattern matching notation similar to Prolog. Compiled into Lisp.
[Proc ICJAI 13].
The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing, © Denis Howe 2010
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