n ~ (to sth)
1 thing that happens after or as a result of an earlier event 继之而来的事物; 有前因的事物
*His speech had an unfortunate sequel, in that it caused a riot. 他的演说产生了不幸的後果, 由之引发一场骚乱.
* Famine is often the sequel to war. 饥荒往往是战争造成的.
2 novel, film, etc that continues the story of an earlier one, often using the same characters （小说、电影等的）续篇, 续集
*He is writing a sequel to his latest best seller. 他正在写他的最新畅销书的续集.
1400-1500; Language: Old French;Origin:
sequelle, from Latin
sequela, from sequi; SEQUENCE
a book, film, play etc that continues the story of an earlier one, usually written or made by the same person
→prequel 'Star Wars' and its sequelssequel to She's writing a sequel to her first novel. [C usually singular]
an event that happens as a result of something that happened before