se·​ri·​al·​ize | \ ˈsir-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce serialize (audio) \
serialized; serializing

Definition of serialize

transitive verb

: to arrange or publish in serial form serialize a novel

Other Words from serialize

serialization \ ˌsir-​ē-​ə-​lə-​ˈzā-​shən How to pronounce serialize (audio) \ noun

Examples of serialize in a Sentence

Her story was serialized in the magazine.
Recent Examples on the Web His new idea was to reorder the three hundred pages, reorder in order to serialize, if that was O.K. with me. Saïd Sayrafiezadeh, The New Yorker, 2 May 2022 If a licensed dealer acquires a ghost gun, the rule will require them to serialize it before re-selling it. Armando Garcia, ABC News, 11 Apr. 2022 Coronabonds would serialize the reward (and mutual debts) of a Union where anyone can place their social politics on the tab of more fiscally alert states. Peter Rough, National Review, 22 Apr. 2020 There are serialized shows (aka movies divided into chapters), documentaries, and reality shows. cleveland, 6 Apr. 2020 First serialized in 1897, The War of the Worlds was published as a book the following year and has remained in print ever since. Jennifer Ouellette, Ars Technica, 30 Sep. 2019 BERT FIELDS Greenberg Glusker The rise and evolution of new and different ways of watching dramas, e.g., streaming and serialized mini-watching. Ashley Cullins, The Hollywood Reporter, 2 Jan. 2020 The work, by late veteran journalist and diarist Kenneth Rose, has been serialized in the Daily Mail and sheds new light on some of the behind-the-scenes thinking of the royals. Simon Perry,, 6 Nov. 2019 Nike made the clever move of serializing the line from the start, allowing it to keep releasing new iterations to fans who bought them up. Marc Bain, Quartz, 21 Dec. 2019 See More

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First Known Use of serialize

1852, in the meaning defined above

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5 May 2022

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“Serialize.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Jul. 2022.

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