A sequel is a continuation or part two. The Empire Strikes Back and Toy Story 2 are sequels. Many successful movies have sequels.

The most common meaning of sequel is for a book or movie that follows another, but the term can be used for just about anything that comes second. We might say of an actress who begins her career with a bang, "What will she do for a sequel?" A football team that wins a championship may have trouble with the sequel — trying to win another one next year. All sequels have a tough challenge — living up to the original.

Definitions of sequel
  1. noun
    something that follows something else
    synonyms: subsequence
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    type of:
    final result, outcome, result, resultant, termination
    something that results
  2. noun
    a part added to a book or play that continues and extends it
    synonyms: continuation
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    a creative work that relates events taking place before those of an existing work
    type of:
    addendum, postscript, supplement
    textual matter that is added onto a publication; usually at the end
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