Series meaning

sîr'ēz
The definition of a series is a group or number of people or things which are related, similar or produced together.

An example of series is the set of Harry Potter books.

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A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration.

A radioactive decay series; the paraffin alkane series.

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A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
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A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
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A succession of coordinate elements in a sentence.
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A set of vowels or diphthongs related by ablaut, as in sing, sang, sung, and song.
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A group or number of similar or related things arranged in a row.

A series of arches.

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A group or number of related or similar persons, things, or events coming one after another; sequence; succession.
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A number of things produced as a related group; set, as of books or television programs, related in subject, format, etc., or dealing with the same characters.
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A set of three consecutive games.
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An arrangement of devices in a circuit, in which the current flows sequentially through a series of components.
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A subdivision of a system of stratified rocks, consisting of the rocks laid down during a geologic epoch.
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The sum of a sequence, often infinite, of terms usually separated by plus signs or minus signs (Ex.: 1 + 3 + 5 + 7)
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A group of successive coordinate elements of a sentence.
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Designating or of a circuit in series.
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The sum of a sequence of terms, for example 2 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + ...
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A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
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A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.

A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.

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

Friends was one of the most successful television series in recent years.

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(UK) 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.

The third series of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.

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(mathematics) The sum of the terms of a sequence.

The harmonic series has been much studied.

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

The Blue Jays are playing the Yankees in a four-game series.

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(biology) An unranked taxon.
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(electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.

You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.

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A set of stamps, coins, or currency issued in a particular period.
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The sum of a sequentially ordered finite or infinite set of terms.
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in series
  • In an arrangement that forms a series.
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Origin of series

  • Latin seriēs from serere to join ser-2 in Indo-European roots
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Latin series, from serere (“to join together, bind").
    From Wiktionary