See also: séries, seríes, sériés, and sèries

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Attested from the 1610s;[1] borrowed from Latin seriēs, from serere (to join together, bind), ultimately from Proto-Indo-European *ser- (to bind, put together, to line up). Related to desert, insert, sermon, and sorcerer.

PronunciationEdit

 
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NounEdit

series (plural series or (obsolete) serieses)

  1. A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
    Synonyms: chain, line, sequence, stream, succession; see also Thesaurus:sequence
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess[1]:
      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.
    A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.
  2. (broadcasting) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
    Synonyms: show, program
    “Friends” was one of the most successful television series in recent years.
  3. (Discuss(+) this sense) (mathematics) The sequence of partial sums   of a given sequence ai.
    The harmonic series has been much studied.
  4. (cricket, baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.
    The Blue Jays are playing the Yankees in a four-game series.
  5. (zoology) An unranked taxon.
  6. (botany) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.
  7. (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
  8. (phonology) A set of consonants that share a particular phonetic or phonological feature.

Usage notesEdit

  • (mathematics): Beginning students often confuse series with sequence.

SynonymsEdit

Derived termsEdit


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Related termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

  • Japanese: シリーズ (shirīzu)
  • Korean: 시리즈 (sirijeu)

TranslationsEdit

 
A series circuit

AdjectiveEdit

series (not comparable) (Should we delete(+) this sense?)

  1. (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit, in series.
    You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.
    Antonym: parallel

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “series”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Further readingEdit

AnagramsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

series

  1. plural of serie

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

series

  1. second-person singular conditional form of ser

DutchEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

series

  1. Plural form of serie

InterlinguaEdit

NounEdit

series

  1. plural of serie

LatinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From serō (to bind) +‎ -iēs.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

seriēs f (genitive seriēī); fifth declension

  1. a row
  2. a succession
  3. a series
  4. a chain

DeclensionEdit

Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative seriēs seriēs
Genitive seriēī seriērum
Dative seriēī seriēbus
Accusative seriem seriēs
Ablative seriē seriēbus
Vocative seriēs seriēs

DescendantsEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • series”, in Charlton T. Lewis and Charles Short (1879) A Latin Dictionary, Oxford: Clarendon Press
  • series”, in Charlton T. Lewis (1891) An Elementary Latin Dictionary, New York: Harper & Brothers
  • series in Charles du Fresne du Cange’s Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (augmented edition with additions by D. P. Carpenterius, Adelungius and others, edited by Léopold Favre, 1883–1887)
  • series in Gaffiot, Félix (1934) Dictionnaire illustré latin-français, Hachette

PortugueseEdit

VerbEdit

series

  1. second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of seriar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) negative imperative of seriar

SpanishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɾjes/, [ˈse.ɾjes]

Etymology 1Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

NounEdit

series f pl

  1. plural of serie

Etymology 2Edit

See the etymology of the corresponding lemma form.

VerbEdit

series

  1. second-person singular present subjunctive of seriar

SwedishEdit

NounEdit

series

  1. indefinite genitive singular of serie.