Definition of series
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 roomsb : 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
3a : the coins or currency of a particular country and periodb : 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 (such as i, a, u in ring, rang, rung)
Examples of series in a Sentence
a five-part series on the history of baseball
a series of articles on global warming
The Yankees played a three-game series against the Red Sox last week.
The play-off series between the two teams begins next week.
Recent Examples of series from the Web
The minister also said Turkey would never accept any proposal to reformulate EU-Turkish ties through a series of agreements on immigration, combating terrorism and trade.
Bateman serves as a director and an executive producer of the series, which filmed for a few days in Chicago in August 2016.
Friday night's bizarre series of events began just before 9 p.m. when police say 17-year-old DeMarcus Daniels had reportedly stolen a credit card from his grandmother to go buy an iPhone.
Bob Banker, a Fallston resident, who served in the Korean War, marched along with a series of vehicles representing the Jones Junction auto dealership.
Again, the lenses are simple to clip on and should give your next series of Instagram shots an extra edge.
In the H1 Unlimited hydroplane final, Andrew Tate — last year’s rookie of the year in the series — rallied past Madison’s Miss HomeStreet in the final lap and zipped to the win.
The move was not unexpected, as the Reds have expressed a desire to carry an eighth reliever for their upcoming road series against the Colorado Rockies.
Friday Rollin' on the River: Alternative folk artist Julia Roskopf will perform at Naperville Park District's Rollin' on the River concert series at 7 p.m. Friday at the Riverwalk Free Speech Pavilion, at Jackson Avenue and Webster Street.
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Origin and Etymology 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: 1611See Words from the same year
SERIES Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of series for English Language Learners
: 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
SERIES Defined for Kids
Definition of series for Students
: 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 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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