Definition of Series

1. Noun. Similar things placed in order or happening one after another. "They were investigating a series of bank robberies"

2. Noun. A serialized set of programs. "The Masterworks concert series"
Exact synonyms: Serial
Generic synonyms: Broadcast, Program, Programme
Terms within: Episode, Installment, Instalment
Specialized synonyms: Soap Opera, Tetralogy
Derivative terms: Serial, Serial

3. Noun. A periodical that appears at scheduled times.
Exact synonyms: Serial, Serial Publication
Terms within: Installment, Instalment
Generic synonyms: Periodical
Specialized synonyms: Semiweekly, Weekly, Semimonthly, Monthly, Quarterly, Bimonthly, Biweekly
Member holonyms: Issue, Number
Derivative terms: Serial, Serial

4. Noun. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams. "The visiting team swept the series"
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Competition, Contest
Specialized synonyms: Home Stand, World Series

5. Noun. (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other. "The voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"
Category relationships: Electronics
Generic synonyms: Connectedness, Connection, Connexion
Derivative terms: Serial

6. Noun. A group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection. "His coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
Generic synonyms: Group, Grouping

7. Noun. (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions.

Definition of Series

1. n. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.

2. n. In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.

Definition of Series

1. Noun. A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other. ¹

2. Noun. (US Canada) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals ¹

3. Noun. (British) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each. ¹

4. Noun. (mathematics) The sum of the terms of a sequence. ¹

5. Noun. (cricket baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition. ¹

6. Noun. (biology) An unranked taxon. ¹

7. Adjective. (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit. ¹

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Definition of Series

1. an arrangement of one after another [n SERIES]

Medical Definition of Series

1. 1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events. "During some years his life a series of triumphs." (Macaulay) 2. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups. Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species. 3. An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series. Origin: L. Series, fr. Serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. To fasten, Skr. Sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Series

series (current term)
series circuit
series circuits
series original

Literary usage of Series

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Cambridge Natural History by Arthur Everett Shipley, Sidney Frederic Harmer (1899)
"CHAPTER I HYMENOPTERA PETIOLATA CONTINUED series 2. ... but a small group in comparison with Parasitica and Aculeata, the other two series of the Sub-Order. ..."

2. The Merchant of Venice by William Shakespeare (1892)
"... 32, 37, 31, F, G, and H. The other numbers of the series are suitable for pupils of the Fifth and Sixth Reader grades and for the study of literature. ..."

3. The Jurist by Great Britain Courts (1862)
"Comprising a series ol* Condensed Treatises on the different Branches of the Law, with detailed Directions. Forms, and Precedents. ..."

4. The Cretaceous Rocks of Britain by Alfred John Jukes-Browne, William Hill (1900)
"The Upper Cretaceous series. The Cretaceous System of England is naturally divisible into two distinct and different series of strata; ..."

5. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914) (1864)
"NEW series. No. XLIX.—JANUARY,. A POPULAR EXPOSITION OF THE MINERALS AND GEOLOGY ... Tin- rocks of this series, composed of Sedimentary matters deposited in ..."

6. The Sunday Kindergarten: Game, Gift, and Story; a Manual for Use in the by Carrie Sivyer Ferris (1909)
"The general plan followed throughout this course of lessons will be seen in the first series. Several successive lessons are grouped together to develop a ..."

7. Romance and Other Studies by George C. Keidel (1895)
"PREFATORY NOTE TO THE series. In choosing a title for the series of ... Among the monographs which will perhaps be included in this series are the following ..."

8. The Canadian Journal of Industry, Science and Art by Canadian Institute (1849-1914) (1856)
"A few words will suffice to define the objects aimed at in this new series. The advancement of Canada in commercial and agricultural prosperity during ..."

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