# Main definitions of subsequence in English

: subsequence1subsequence2

## subsequence1

### noun

mass nounformal
• The state of following something, especially as a result or effect.

‘an affair which appeared in due subsequence in the newspapers’

/ˈsʌbsɪkw(ə)ns/

## Main definitions of subsequence in English

: subsequence1subsequence2

## subsequence2

### 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.’
• ‘Transcription factors are proteins that bind to a subsequence of the DNA before a gene and encourage the start of transcription.’
• ‘His ‘lifestreams’ model arranges documents in sequences and subsequences, with various facilities for browsing and searching.’
• ‘Collinearity was assessed by computing the longest common subsequence of gene pairs.’
• ‘We assume that a sequence consists of subsequences delimited by functionally constrained blocks.’
1. 1.1Mathematics A sequence derived from another by the omission of a number of terms.
• ‘This is called Zeckendorf's theorem, and the subsequence of Fibonacci numbers which add up to a given integer is called its Zeckendorf representation.’
• ‘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 is a subsequence of A001177 above, selecting the numbers at the prime positions.’
• ‘This sequence contains various increasing subsequences, such as 5 6 9 or 1 3 6 7 8.’
• ‘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.’

## subsequence

/ˈsʌbˌsiːkw(ə)ns/