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[mass noun] The state of following something, especially as a result or effect.‘an affair which appeared in due subsequence in the newspapers’
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.’
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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