series


se·ries

noun, often attributive \ˈsir-(ˌ)ēz\

: a number of things or events that are arranged or happen one after the other

: a set of regularly presented television shows involving the same group of characters or the same subject

: a set of books, articles, etc., that involve the same group of characters or the same subject

plural series

Full Definition of SERIES

1
a :  a number of things or events of the same class coming one after another in spatial or temporal succession <a concert series> <the hall opened into a series of small rooms>
b :  a set of regularly presented television programs each of which is complete in itself
2
:  the indicated sum of a usually infinite sequence of numbers
3
a :  the coins or currency of a particular country and period
b :  a group of postage stamps in different denominations
4
:  a succession of volumes or issues published with related subjects or authors, similar format and price, or continuous numbering
5
:  a division of rock formations that is smaller than a system and comprises rocks deposited during an epoch
6
:  a group of chemical compounds related in composition and structure
7
:  an arrangement of the parts of or elements in an electric circuit whereby the whole current passes through each part or element without branching — compare parallel
8
:  a set of vowels connected by ablaut (as i, a, u in ring, rang, rung)
9
:  a number of games (as of baseball) played usually on consecutive days between two teams <in town for a 3-game series>
10
:  a group of successive coordinate sentence elements joined together
11
12
:  three consecutive games in bowling
in series
:  in a serial or series arrangement

Examples of SERIES

  1. a five-part series on the history of baseball
  2. a series of articles on global warming
  3. The Yankees played a three-game series against the Red Sox last week.
  4. The play-off series between the two teams begins next week.

Origin of SERIES

Latin, from serere to join, link together; akin to Greek eirein to string together, hormos chain, necklace, and perhaps to Latin sort-, sors lot
First Known Use: 1611

Other Monetary Terms

clad, legend, numismatic, obverse, reverse, scrip, specie

se·ries

noun \ˈsi(ə)r-(ˌ)ēz\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural series

Medical Definition of SERIES

1
: a number of things or events of the same class coming one after another in spatial or temporal succession <described a new series of cases>
2
: a group of specimens or types progressively differing from each other in some morphological or physiological attribute <a series of antitoxins>
3
: a group of chemical compounds related in composition and structure

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