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(computing, slang) A serial number required to activate software.
1840, in reference to the books of Charles Dickens (published in sequential parts, as a series). Formed as series +"Ž -al, on model of Latin seriālis, from seriÄ“s + -ālis.
Cognate to Italian seriale.
Many serial publications have been almost entirely made up of extracts from English sources.
How did a serial killer get into heaven?
Newer machines usually have both a model number and a serial number.
You're an off-duty serial killer with an affinity for weapons with blades who believes in imaginary creatures and takes the time to talk to crazy women lying on the beach.
He encounters Marilyn Rexroth (Zeta-Jones ), a serial divorcee, when representing her philandering husband, Rex Rexroth over divorce proceedings.
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