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Overview

This page has 23 definitions of series with English translations in 8 languages. Series is a noun, an adjective and verb. Examples of how to use series in a sentence are shown. Also define these 41 related words and terms: number, thing, chain, line, sequence, stream, succession, broadcasting, program, episode, broadcast, regular, interval, show, mathematics, sum, cricket, baseball, group, match, zoology, unranked, taxon, botany, parcel, rough, diamond, phonology, consonant, phonetic, phonological, feature, electronics, parallel, ser, serie, row, tu, seriar, você, and tú.

See also: séries, seríes, sériés, and sèries

English

Etymology

Borrowed from Latin seriēs, from serere (to join together, bind).

Pronunciation

Noun

series (plural series)

  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.
    • Broadcasting definition
      Sending in all directions.
    • Broadcast definition
      (1 of 4 broadcast definitions)
  3. (Discuss(+) this sense) (mathematics) The sequence of partial sums i = 1 n a i {\displaystyle \sum _{i=1}^{n}{a_{i}}} 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.
    • Cricket definition
      (1 of 5 cricket definitions)
    • Baseball definition
      A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins. (1 of 3 baseball definitions)
    • Match definition
      A competitive sporting event such as a boxing meet, a baseball game, or a cricket match. (1 of 11 match definitions)
  5. (zoology) An unranked taxon.
    • Unranked definition
      Not ranked.
  6. (botany) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.
    • Botany definition
      The scientific study of plants, a branch of biology. Typically those disciplines that involve the whole plant. (1 of 4 botany definitions)
  7. (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
  8. (phonology) A set of consonants that share a particular phonetic or phonological feature.
    • Consonant definition
      A sound that results from the passage of air through restrictions of the oral cavity; any sound that is not the dominant sound of a syllable, the dominant sound generally being a vowel. (1 of 2 consonant definitions)

Usage notes

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

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Derived terms

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Adjective

series (not comparable)

A series circuit
  1. (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.
    You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.
    Antonym: parallel
    • Electronics definition
      The study and use of electrical devices that operate by controlling the flow of electrons or other electrically charged particles or by converting the flow of charged particles to or from other forms of energy. (1 of 3 electronics definitions)

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Catalan

Pronunciation

Verb

series

  1. second-person singular conditional form of ser
    • Ser definition
      Abbreviation of serial.

Dutch

Pronunciation

Noun

series

  1. Plural form of serie

Interlingua

Noun

series

  1. plural of serie

Latin

Etymology

From serō (to bind).

Pronunciation

Noun

seriēs f (genitive seriēī); fifth declension

  1. a row
    • Row definition
      A line of objects, often regularly spaced, such as seats in a theatre, vegetable plants in a garden etc. (1 of 2 row definitions)
  2. a succession
  3. a series
  4. a chain

Declension

Fifth-declension noun.

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

Descendants

References


Portuguese

Verb

series

  1. second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of seriar
    • Tu definition
      thing
    • Seriar definition
      indefinite plural of serie
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) negative imperative of seriar

Spanish

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /ˈseɾjes/, [ˈse.ɾjes]

Etymology 1

Noun

series

  1. plural of serie

Etymology 2

Verb

series

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of seriar.
    • definition
      you, thou
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of seriar.

Swedish

Noun

series

  1. indefinite genitive singular of serie