See also: seriál and sérial

English edit

Etymology edit

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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Adjective edit

serial (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with or arranged in a series.
    Synonym: sequential
  2. (of a person) Who performs a specified action or course of action repeatedly or regularly.
    Synonym: career
    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.
    • 2012, Rachel James, Salisbury, Lulu.com, page 10:
      "No I could not!" Kate looked at Max sternly. "I am not a cheat and I am not a serial monogamist."
  3. Published or produced in installments.
  4. (grammar) Of or relating to a grammatical aspect relating to an action that is habitual and ongoing.

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Noun edit

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.
  4. (UK) A unit of police officers equipped with shields to tackle a riot.
    • 1992, James Donald, Ali Rattansi, Race, Culture and Difference, page 66:
      The practice, especially among members of shield serials, of 'whooping like cowboys and indians' and beating of truncheons on riot shields must cease as this tends to frighten and intimidate rioters.
    • 2013, Tony Moore, Policing Notting Hill: Fifty Years of Turbulence, page 324:
      The serials worked in pairs, one with long shields and one with short shields.

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Descendants edit

  • Russian: сериа́л (seriál, TV-series)
    • Azerbaijani: serial

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Verb edit

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)

References edit

  1. ^ serial”, in Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary, Springfield, Mass.: Merriam-Webster, 1996–present.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2024), “serial”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Azerbaijani edit

Etymology edit

From Russian сериа́л (seriál), from English serial.

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Noun edit

serial (definite accusative serialı, plural seriallar)

  1. (broadcasting, film) series
    türk seriallarTurkish TV-series
    Azərbaycanlılar türk seriallarına baxmağı çox sevirlər.
    Azerbaijanis love watching Turkish TV-series.

Declension edit

    Declension of serial
singular plural
nominative serial
seriallar
definite accusative serialı
serialları
dative seriala
seriallara
locative serialda
seriallarda
ablative serialdan
seriallardan
definite genitive serialın
serialların
    Possessive forms of serial
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) serialım seriallarım
sənin (your) serialın serialların
onun (his/her/its) serialı serialları
bizim (our) serialımız seriallarımız
sizin (your) serialınız seriallarınız
onların (their) serialı or serialları serialları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) serialımı seriallarımı
sənin (your) serialını seriallarını
onun (his/her/its) serialını seriallarını
bizim (our) serialımızı seriallarımızı
sizin (your) serialınızı seriallarınızı
onların (their) serialını or seriallarını seriallarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) serialıma seriallarıma
sənin (your) serialına seriallarına
onun (his/her/its) serialına seriallarına
bizim (our) serialımıza seriallarımıza
sizin (your) serialınıza seriallarınıza
onların (their) serialına or seriallarına seriallarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) serialımda seriallarımda
sənin (your) serialında seriallarında
onun (his/her/its) serialında seriallarında
bizim (our) serialımızda seriallarımızda
sizin (your) serialınızda seriallarınızda
onların (their) serialında or seriallarında seriallarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) serialımdan seriallarımdan
sənin (your) serialından seriallarından
onun (his/her/its) serialından seriallarından
bizim (our) serialımızdan seriallarımızdan
sizin (your) serialınızdan seriallarınızdan
onların (their) serialından or seriallarından seriallarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) serialımın seriallarımın
sənin (your) serialının seriallarının
onun (his/her/its) serialının seriallarının
bizim (our) serialımızın seriallarımızın
sizin (your) serialınızın seriallarınızın
onların (their) serialının or seriallarının seriallarının

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Indonesian edit

Etymology edit

From English serial.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): [seˈrial]
  • Hyphenation: sé‧ri‧al

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sérial

  1. serial (having to do with or arranged in a series; published or produced in installments)

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Polish edit

 
Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English serial.

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Noun edit

serial m inan

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

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adjective

Further reading edit

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

Romanian edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English serial. By surface analysis, serie +‎ -al.

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serial m or n (feminine singular serială, masculine plural seriali, feminine and neuter plural seriale)

  1. serial

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serial n (plural seriale)

  1. serial

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

From serie +‎ -al.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /seˈɾjal/ [seˈɾjal]
  • Rhymes: -al
  • Syllabification: se‧rial

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serial m or f (masculine and feminine plural seriales)

  1. serial

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serial m (plural seriales)

  1. serial

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