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serial

Overview

This page has 11 definitions of serial with English translations in 4 languages. Serial is an adjective, noun and verb. Examples of how to use serial in a sentence are shown. Also define these 19 related words and terms: arrange, series, sequential, career, installment, work, work of fiction, publish, publication, issued, successive, computing, serial number, activate, software, assign, broadcasting, film, and television.

See also: seriál and sérial

English

Etymology

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.

Pronunciation

Adjective

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.

Derived terms

Translations

Noun

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.
    • Issued definition
      simple past tense and past participle of issue.
  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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Verb

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

  1. ^ serial”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2021), “serial”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

Anagrams


Azerbaijani

Etymology

From Russian сериа́л (seriál), from English serial.

Noun

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.
    • Broadcasting definition
      Sending in all directions.

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Further reading


Polish

Etymology

From English serial.

Pronunciation

Noun

serial m inan

  1. (television) series (television program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals)
    • Television definition
      An electronic communication medium that allows the transmission of real-time visual images, and often sound. (1 of 4 television definitions)

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Derived terms

Further reading

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

Spanish

Etymology

serie +‎ -al

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /seˈɾjal/, [seˈɾjal]

Adjective

serial (plural seriales)

  1. serial

Noun

serial m or f (plural seriales)

  1. serial

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