serialize

verb

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

transitive verb

: to arrange or publish in serial form
serialize a novel
serialization noun

Examples of serialize in a Sentence

Her story was serialized in the magazine.
Recent Examples on the Web The Prince and Princess of Wales will not be watching the Netflix royal drama, royal biographer Robert Hardman writes in his new book, The Making of a King: King Charles III and the Modern Monarchy, serialized in the Daily Mail on Tuesday and out Jan. 18. Erin Hill, Peoplemag, 17 Jan. 2024 Most of Netflix’s original series are intensely serialized, demanding your attention from one plot point to the next, whether or not the individual points are interesting. Jon Blistein, Rolling Stone, 17 Nov. 2023 The film is adapted from a webtoon of the same name that was serialized on the Comico platform in Korea and Japan, and for a time ranked in popularity on the Korean platform. Patrick Frater, Variety, 6 Oct. 2023 Set in Atlanta, Georgia in 1996, the movie serializes the true story of Lance Herndon (Diggs), a millionaire tech guru who was found brutally murdered in his home. Dave Quinn, Peoplemag, 15 Sep. 2023 Suits is very lightly serialized, as conflicts continue regarding Mike’s secret, Harvey jockeying for position at the firm, and various relationships, but a whole lot of it is the sort of Case of the Week stuff TV has been doing since the medium existed. Alan Sepinwall, Rolling Stone, 15 Aug. 2023 The Mission: Impossible film series has become increasingly serialized in recent installments, especially in the cases of Rogue Nation and Fallout, with the latter essentially functioning as a direct sequel to the former. Philip Ellis, Men's Health, 15 July 2023 After settling a case with the city of Los Angeles earlier this year, Polymer80 also cannot sell gun kits in California without serializing parts and performing background checks. Tom Jackman and Emily Davies, Anchorage Daily News, 12 July 2023 But is there anything about the current state of the anime industry that concerns you? Some of the most successful manga series today are serialized in Weekly Shonen Jump magazine. Mark Schilling, Variety, 19 Feb. 2023 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1852, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of serialize was in 1852

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“Serialize.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/serialize. Accessed 20 Feb. 2024.

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serialize

verb
se·​ri·​al·​ize ˈsir-ē-ə-ˌlīz How to pronounce serialize (audio)
serialized; serializing
: to arrange or publish in serial form

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