Definition of Sequencer

1. Noun. (chemistry) an apparatus that can determine the sequence of monomers in a polymer.

Exact synonyms: Sequenator
Generic synonyms: Apparatus, Setup
Category relationships: Biochemistry
Derivative terms: Sequence

2. Noun. Computer hardware that sorts data or programs into a predetermined sequence.
Generic synonyms: Computer Hardware, Hardware
Derivative terms: Sequence, Sequence

Definition of Sequencer

1. Noun. Any device that activates or deactivates the components of a machine or system according to a preplanned sequence (as in a washing machine, or central heating system). ¹

2. Noun. A device or system that orders and/or modifies digitally stored music and sound for playback. ¹

3. Noun. A device for determining the sequence of monomers in a polymer, especially amino acids in protein, or bases in DNA. ¹

4. Noun. A control device to increase/decrease the capacity of plant that is enabled to act in a specific order or sequence. ¹

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Definition of Sequencer

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sequencer

sequence-tagged site
sequence-tagged site map
sequence alignment
sequence analysis
sequence breaking
sequence deletion
sequence homology
sequence hypothesis
sequence ladder
sequence pulse
sequencer (current term)
sequential analysis
sequential art
sequential compactness
sequential continuity
sequential file
sequential hermaphrodite

Literary usage of Sequencer

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1. Statistics and Science: A Festschrift for Terry Speed by Darlene Renee Goldstein, T. P. Speed (2003)
"The top panel shows the distribution for the reads in the data set that were produced by a slab gel sequencer, while the bottom panel shows the distribution ..."

2. Catalyzing Inquiry at the Interface of Computing and Biology by John C. Wooley, Herbert Lin (2005)
"In 1986, an automated DNA sequencer was first demonstrated that sequenced 250 ... Since 1999, more advanced models of automated DNA sequencer have come into ..."

3. Directory of Federal Laboratory and Technology Resources: A Guide to (1993)
"... new solid phase protein sequencer employing novel chemistry and automated analysis by mass spectrometry, with potential for analyses 10-100 times more ..."

4. A World's Fair for the Global Village by Carl Malamud (1997)
"All digital patches were created using Unisys. The sequencer setup uses Cakewalk ProAudio for Windows 95 and a MIDI Express PC card linked to a Digidesign ..."

5. Rice Genetics IV by Gurdev S. Khush, D. S. Brar, Bill Hardy (2001)
"... of automated sequencer traces using Phred. II. Error probabilities. Genome Res. 8:186-194. Gordon D, Abajian C, Green P. 1998. Consed: a graphical tool ..."

6. Ballistic Missile Defense Organization: Technology Applications Report (1994) by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"The sequencer allows the user to develop control tasks by creating simple or complex algorithms for ... The sequencer attaches algorithms to the database. ..."

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