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[si-kwen-shuh l] /sɪˈkwɛn ʃəl/
characterized by regular sequence of parts.
following; subsequent; consequent.
Origin of sequential
1815-25; sequent + -ial
Related forms
[si-kwen-shee-al-i-tee] /sɪˌkwɛn ʃiˈæl ɪ ti/ (Show IPA),
sequentially, adverb
nonsequential, adjective
nonsequentially, adverb
nonsequentiality, noun
unsequential, adjective
unsequentially, adverb Unabridged
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Examples from the web for sequentially
  • Worse still is to use a whole range of diluted antibiotics sequentially.
  • Ideally you want the whitewater to scroll across the wave sequentially, evenly, the way a zipper unzips.
  • He had a hunch that if he plotted the action around a stock sequentially at the millisecond range, he'd find something.
  • As you read this, your eyes are rapidly flicking from left to right in small hops, bringing each word sequentially into focus.
  • Going back to the jigsaw metaphor, imagine turning over the puzzle pieces to find that they have been numbered sequentially.
  • Ingested either clinically or naturally, they are ineffective when taken sequentially.
  • For example, the sequentially ripening banana bunch.
  • The crew went sequentially around the cabin to take orders.
  • They'll charge sequentially throughout the neighborhood via grid synchronized chargers.
  • Each reagent is lined up sequentially in one long channel and separated by small air bubbles.
British Dictionary definitions for sequentially


characterized by or having a regular sequence
another word for sequent
Derived Forms
sequentiality (sɪˌkwɛnʃɪˈælɪtɪ) noun
sequentially, adverb
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Word Origin and History for sequentially



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

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