series (plural series)
- A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess:
- 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.
- (US, Canada) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
- Friends was one of the most successful television series in recent years.
- (Britain) A group of episodes of a television or radio program broadcast in regular intervals with a long break between each group, usually with one year between the beginning of each.
The third series of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.
- (mathematics) The sum of the terms of a sequence.
The harmonic series has been much studied.
- (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.
- (zoology) An unranked taxon.
- (botany) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.
- (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
- (phonology) A set of consonants that share a particular phonetic or phonological feature.
- In the United Kingdom, television and radio programs (spelt in Commonwealth English as "programmes") are divided into series, which are usually a year long. In North America, the word "series" is a synonym of "program", and programs are divided into year-long seasons.
- (mathematics): Beginning students often confuse series with sequence.
- (number of things that follow on one after the other): chain, line, sequence, stream, succession
- (television or radio program): show, program
- (media, TV) TV series
- (mathematics): arithmetic series, basic hypergeometric series, confluent hypergeometric series, formal power series, geometric series, hypergeometric series, power series
a number of things that follow on one after the other
television or radio program
in analysis: sum of the terms of a sequence
series (not comparable)
- (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.
- You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.
- series in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913
- series in The Century Dictionary, The Century Co., New York, 1911
- series at OneLook Dictionary Search
From serō (“to bind”).
- 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
- du Cange, Charles (1883), “series”, in G. A. Louis Henschel, Pierre Carpentier, Léopold Favre, editors, Glossarium Mediæ et Infimæ Latinitatis (in Latin), Niort: L. Favre
- “series” in Félix Gaffiot’s Dictionnaire Illustré Latin-Français, Hachette (1934)