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noun
formal[mass noun] The state of following something, especially as a result or effect.
‘an affair which appeared in due subsequence in the newspapers’
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noun
1A sequence contained in or forming part of another sequence.
‘these subsequences were usually only one or two words in length’- ‘These scoring matrices are combined with algorithmic procedures, usually based on dynamic programming, to extract subsequences from the targets that best match the class libraries.’
- ‘His ‘lifestreams’ model arranges documents in sequences and subsequences, with various facilities for browsing and searching.’
- ‘We assume that a sequence consists of subsequences delimited by functionally constrained blocks.’
- ‘Transcription factors are proteins that bind to a subsequence of the DNA before a gene and encourage the start of transcription.’
- ‘Collinearity was assessed by computing the longest common subsequence of gene pairs.’
- 1.1Mathematics
A sequence derived from another by the omission of a number of terms.- ‘This sequence contains various increasing subsequences, such as 5 6 9 or 1 3 6 7 8.’
- ‘In 1929 he published a mathematics paper in which he constructed an infinite sequence of 0's and 1's with no three identical consecutive subsequences of any length.’
- ‘It follows from Dirichlet's box principle, that in any permutation of 10 distinct numbers there exists an increasing subsequence of at least 4 numbers or a decreasing subsequence of at least 4 numbers.’
- ‘This is called Zeckendorf's theorem, and the subsequence of Fibonacci numbers which add up to a given integer is called its Zeckendorf representation.’
- ‘It is a subsequence of A001177 above, selecting the numbers at the prime positions.’
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