## Definition

In computer science, a list or sequence is an abstract data type that represents an ordered sequence of values, where the same value may occur more than once.

An instance of a list is a computer representation of the mathematical concept of a finite sequence; the infinite analog of a list is a stream. Lists are a basic example of containers, as they contain other values. If the same value occurs multiple times, each occurrence is considered a distinct item.

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