|1.||[ noun ] a following of one thing after another in time|
|Synonyms:||sequence chronological_succession successiveness chronological_sequence|
"the doctor saw a sequence of patients"
|Related terms:||temporal_arrangement rain rotation run row succeed|
|2.||[ noun ] the action of following in order|
: "he played the trumps in sequence"
|Related terms:||order alternation sequence|
|3.||[ noun ] a group of people or things arranged or following in order|
"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks" "a succession of failures"
|Related terms:||series parade streak cascade|
|4.||[ noun ] (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|
|Related terms:||natural_process ecology|
|5.||[ noun ] acquisition of property by descent or by will|