### What does **series** mean?

## Definitions for **series**ˈsɪər iz

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **series**.

### Princeton's WordNet

series(noun)

similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

serial, series(noun)

a serialized set of programs

"a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"

series, serial, serial publication(noun)

a periodical that appears at scheduled times

series(noun)

(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

"the visiting team swept the series"

series(noun)

(electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other

"the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"

series(noun)

a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection

"the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"

series(noun)

(mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

### Wiktionary

series(Noun)

A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.

A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

The sum of the terms of a sequence.

The harmonic series has been much studied.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

An unranked taxon.

series(Adjective)

Connected one after the other in a circuit.

You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.

### Webster Dictionary

Series(noun)

a number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events

Series(noun)

any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups

Series(noun)

an indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series

**Origin:** [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.]

### Freebase

Series

A series is, informally speaking, the sum of the terms of a sequence. Finite sequences and series have defined first and last terms, whereas infinite sequences and series continue indefinitely. In mathematics, given an infinite sequence of numbers { an }, a series is informally the result of adding all those terms together: a1 + a2 + a3 + · · ·. These can be written more compactly using the summation symbol ∑. An example is the famous series from Zeno's dichotomy and its mathematical representation: The terms of the series are often produced according to a certain rule, such as by a formula, or by an algorithm. As there are an infinite number of terms, this notion is often called an infinite series. Unlike finite summations, infinite series need tools from mathematical analysis, and specifically the notion of limits, to be fully understood and manipulated. In addition to their ubiquity in mathematics, infinite series are also widely used in other quantitative disciplines such as physics, computer science, and finance.

### Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

Series

sē′ri-ēz,

*n.sing.*and*pl.*a succession of things connected by some likeness: sequence: order: (*math.*) a progression of numbers or quantities according to a certain law.—**Arithmetical series**, a series whose terms progress by the addition or subtraction of a constant difference;**Geometrical series**, a series whose successive terms progress by a constant multiplier or divisor—the*common ratio*;**Reciprocal series**, a series each of whose terms is the reciprocal of the corresponding term of another series. [L.,—*serĕre, sertum*, to join.]

### The Standard Electrical Dictionary

Series

(a) Arranged in succession as opposed to parallel. Thus if a set of battery jars are arranged with the zinc of one connected to the carbon of the next one for the entire number, it is said to be arranged in series. When incandescent lamps are arranged in succession so that the current goes through one after the other they are arranged in series. The opposite of parallel, q. v., or multiple arc, q. v.; it may be used as a noun or as an adjective. (b) See Electro-Chemical Series; (c) Thermo-Electric Series (d) Electrostatic Series; (e) Electro-motive Series. Synonym--Cascade Connection (but little used.)

### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #654

Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1862

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Nouns Frequency: #288

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of series in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of series in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Sample Sentences & Example Usage

That's what everybody wants, two years in a row to the World

**Series,**everybody in this room wants to go again to the World**Series.**Science advances through tentative answers to a

**series**of more and more subtle questions which reach deeper and deeper into the essence of natural phenomena.The whole aim of practical politics is to keep the populace in a continual state of alarm (and hence clamorous to be led to safety) by menacing them with an endless

**series**of hobgoblins, all of them imaginary.We've always thought as the 100th running here as an opportunity to continue to build the whole of the

**series,**we still have work to do. We don't want to overshadow the other races on the**series**we want to help profile.I see it as a very stable, secure

**series**now, i think it did well in season one, it's done even better in season two. It's going from strength to strength... I want to be a part of it, to see it grow until it's a really big**series.**

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# Translations for **series**

### From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

- متسلسلة, سلسلة, مسلسلات تلفزيونية, مسلسلاتArabic
- sèrieCatalan, Valencian
- řada, seriálCzech
- tv-serie, tv-program, rækkeDanish
- Reihe, SerieGerman
- σειρά, αλληλουχία, σύνολοGreek
- serioEsperanto
- serieSpanish
- سری, مجموعه تلویزیونی, سریال, مجموعهPersian
- sarjaFinnish
- suite, sérieFrench
- סדרה, טורHebrew
- टी वी श्रृंखला, श्रृंखलाHindi
- sor, sorozatHungarian
- röð, þáttaröðIcelandic
- serieItalian
- テレビシリーズ, シリーズ, 系列, ドラマ, テレビドラマJapanese
- 연속극, 티뷔 시리즈, 시리즈, 드라마Korean
- raupapaMāori
- reeks, serieDutch
- rekkeNorwegian
- szeregPolish
- sequência, série, seriadoPortuguese
- serieRomanian
- се́рия, ряд, после́довательность, телесериа́л, сериа́лRussian
- red, nizanka, serijaSerbo-Croatian
- serie, svit, oändlig summa, summa, följetong, följdSwedish
- msururuSwahili
- سلسلہUrdu
- sökod, televidasökod, radionasökod, näijenotVolapük
- סעריעYiddish
- 系列Chinese

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