See also: seriál and sérial

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

1840,[1][2] in reference to the books of Charles Dickens (published in sequential parts, as a series). Formed as series +‎ -al, on model of Latin seriālis, from seriēs + -ālis.

Cognate to Italian seriale.

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AdjectiveEdit

serial (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with or arranged in a series.
    The serial killer had a string of victims across seven states.
    He was a serial entrepreneur, always coming up with a new way to make cash.
  2. Published or produced in installments.

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NounEdit

serial (plural serials)

  1. A work, such as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.
  2. A publication issued in successive parts, often numbered and with no predetermined end.
  3. (computing, slang) A serial number, esp. one required to activate software.
    Go to these sites for serials, cracks and keygens.

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VerbEdit

serial (third-person singular simple present serials, present participle serialling or (US) serialing, simple past and past participle serialled or (US) serialed)

  1. (transitive) to assign a serial number to (especially of aircraft)

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ serial” in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ serial” in Douglas Harper, Online Etymology Dictionary, 2001–2020.

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PolishEdit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

EtymologyEdit

From English serial.

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serial m inan

  1. (television) series (television program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals)

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Further readingEdit

  • serial in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • serial in Polish dictionaries at PWN

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

serie +‎ -al

PronunciationEdit

AdjectiveEdit

serial (plural seriales)

  1. serial

NounEdit

serial m or f (plural seriales)

  1. serial

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