1 : something that follows something else
2 : serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern
3 : (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
4 : a following of one thing after another in time
5 : film consisting of a succession of related shots that develop a given subject in a movie
6 : the group following and attending to some important person
7 : a phenomenon that follows and is caused by some previous phenomenon