1. A conclusion derived through logic; inference
2. Something produced by a cause or necessarily following from a set of conditions
3. Importance with respect to power to produce an effect
4. Social importance
5. The appearance of importance; especially; self-importance
ETYM Latin sequela, from sequit to follow: cf. French séquelle a following. Related to Sue to follow.
1. A part added to a book or play that continues and extends it; SYN. continuation.
2. Something that follows something else; SYN. subsequence.
ETYM French séquence, Latin sequentia, from sequens. Related to Sequent.
1. A following of one thing after another in time; SYN. chronological sequence, succession, successiveness, chronological succession.
2. A succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a film; SYN. episode.
3. Arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern.
4. Several repetitions of a melodic phrase in different keys.
In music, a device allowing key modulation favored by early keyboard composers in which a phrase is repeated sequentially, each time transposing to a different key.
(Latin) “(it) follows”; natural or logical consequence or deduction.
Sinonimi: serial | serial publication
ETYM Latin series, from serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Skr. sarit thread. Related to Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.
1. A periodical that appears at scheduled times; SYN. serial, serial publication.
2. Similar things placed or happening one after another.
3. The sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions.
Sinonimi: sequence | ecological succession | taking over
ETYM Latin successio: cf. French succession. Related to Succeed.
1. The action of following in order; SYN. sequence.
2. (Ecology) The gradual and orderly process of change in an ecosystem brought about by the progressive replacement of one community by another until a stable climax is established; SYN. ecological succession.
3. A group of people or things arranged or following in order.
4. Acquisition of property by descent or by will; SYN. taking over.
In ecology, a series of changes that occur in the structure and composition of the vegetation in a given area from the time it is first colonized by plants (primary succession), or after it has been disturbed by fire, flood, or clearing (secondary succession).
If allowed to proceed undisturbed, succession leads naturally to a stable climax community (for example, oak and hickory forest or savannah grassland) that is determined by the climate and soil characteristics of the area.
ETYM French See Suit.
1. A matching set of furniture.
2. A musical composition of several movements only loosely connected.
3. A series of connected rooms used as a living unit; SYN. rooms.
In Baroque music, a set of contrasting instrumental pieces based on dance forms, known by their French names as allemande, bourrée, courante, gavotte, gigue, minuet, musette, passepied, rigaudon, sarabande, and so on. The term refers in more recent usage to a concert arrangement of set pieces from an extended ballet or stage composition, such as Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite 1891–92. Stravinsky’s suite from The Soldier’s Tale 1920 incorporates a tango, waltz, and ragtime.