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subsequence1

[suhb-si-kwuh ns] /ˈsʌb sɪ kwəns/
noun
1.
the state or fact of being subsequent.
2.
a subsequent occurrence, event, etc.; sequel.
Origin
1490-1500
1490-1500; subsequ(ent) + -ence

subsequence2

[suhb-see-kwuh ns] /ˈsʌbˌsi kwəns/
noun, Mathematics
1.
a sequence obtained from a given sequence by selecting terms from it and placing them in the order in which they occur in it.
Origin
1940-45; sub- + sequence
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British Dictionary definitions for subsequence

subsequence

/ˈsʌbsɪkwəns/
noun
1.
the fact or state of being subsequent
2.
a subsequent incident or occurrence
3.
(maths) (ˌsʌbˈsiːkwəns). a sequence derived from a given sequence by selecting certain of its terms and retaining their order. Thus, 2, a3> is a subsequence of 1, a2, a3>, while 3, a2> is not
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Word Origin and History for subsequence
n.

c.1500; see subsequent + -ence.

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