- The definition of a sequel is something that follows, or the second volume of a book or movie that continues where the first ended or that expands the story that came before.
Movies such as The Matrix 2 or Transformers 2 are examples of sequels.
sequel definition by Webster's New World
- something that follows; anything subsequent or succeeding; continuation
- a result or consequence
- a literary work, film, etc. complete in itself but continuing a story begun in an earlier work, film, etc.
Origin: Middle English sequele ; from Middle French sequelle ; from Classical Latin sequela: see sequela
sequel definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- Something that follows; a continuation.
- A literary, dramatic, or cinematic work whose narrative continues that of a preexisting work.
- A result or consequence. See Synonyms at effect.
Origin: Middle English sequele, from Old French sequelle, from Latin sequēla, from sequī, to follow; see sekw-1 in Indo-European roots.
sequel - Computer Definition
sequel - Cultural Definition
A narrative or dramatic work complete in itself but designed to follow an earlier one. Through the Looking-Glass is a sequel to Alice's Adventures in Wonderland; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a sequel to The Adventures of Tom Sawyer.