Definition of seriation
1 : formation, arrangement, succession, or position in a series or orderly sequence
2 : a method of determining a chronology (as for archaeological material) by a detailed study of a particular style or type (as of potsherds) that reveals an increase or decrease in the popularity of the style giving a tentative scale from early to late
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Origin and Etymology of seriation
Latin series + English -ation
First Known Use: 1658
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