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series

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noun,, often attributive se·ries \ˈsir-(ˌ)ēz\

Simple Definition of series

  • : 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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of series

plural series

  1. 1a :  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. 2 :  the indicated sum of a usually infinite sequence of numbers

  3. 3a :  the coins or currency of a particular country and periodb :  a group of postage stamps in different denominations

  4. 4 :  a succession of volumes or issues published with related subjects or authors, similar format and price, or continuous numbering

  5. 5 :  a division of rock formations that is smaller than a system and comprises rocks deposited during an epoch

  6. 6 :  a group of chemical compounds related in composition and structure

  7. 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. 8 :  a set of vowels connected by ablaut (as i, a, u in ring, rang, rung)

  9. 9 :  a number of games (as of baseball) played usually on consecutive days between two teams <in town for a 3-game series>

  10. 10 :  a group of successive coordinate sentence elements joined together

  11. 11 :  soil series

  12. 12 :  three consecutive games in bowling

in series
  1. :  in a serial or series arrangement

Examples of series in a sentence

  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

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SERIES Defined for Kids

series

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noun se·ries \ˈsir-ēz\

Definition of series for Students

plural series

  1. :  a number of things or events arranged in order and connected by being alike in some way <the third book in the series> <On either side of the rut were a series of ledges. — Louis Sachar, Holes>




Medical Dictionary

series

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noun se·ries \ˈsi(ə)r-(ˌ)ēz\

Medical Definition of series

plural series

  1. 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. 2:  a group of specimens or types progressively differing from each other in some morphological or physiological attribute <a series of antitoxins>

  3. 3:  a group of chemical compounds related in composition and structure




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