sequential se‧quen‧tial [sɪˈkwenʆl] adjective formal
happening in a fixed order, where a series of related actions, events etc lead to a particular result:

• The buying process is analysed as a series of sequential steps.

• The figures will disappoint investors looking for sequential gains in sales and profits.

— sequentially adverb :

• Keep a close eye on sequentially numbered invoices to detect any missing ones.

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sequential UK US /sɪˈkwenʃəl/ adjective
following a particular order: »

The buying process is a series of sequential steps.


sequential numbering

sequentially adverb

He expects revenues to rise sequentially over the next two quarters.

Financial and business terms. 2012.

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