Definitions for seriesˈsɪər iz

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

se•ries*ˈsɪər iz(n.)(pl.)-ries.

  1. a group or a number of related or similar things, events, etc., arranged or occurring in temporal, spatial, or other order or succession; sequence.

  2. a number of games, contests, or sporting events, with the same participants, considered as a unit.

  3. a set, as of coins or postage stamps.

    Category: Philately, Numismatics

  4. a set of successive volumes or of issues of a periodical published in like form with similarity of subject or purpose.

    Category: Library Science

  5. Radio and Television. a daily or weekly program with a set format, a regular cast of characters, and sometimes a continuing story, as a situation comedy or a soap opera. two or more programs related by theme, format, or the like:

    a series on African wildlife.

    Category: Showbiz

  6. a sequence of terms combined by addition, as 1 +½+¼+?+…+½

    n.

    Category: Math

  7. a succession of coordinate sentence elements.

    Category: Rhetoric

  8. a division of stratified rocks that is of next higher rank to a stage and next lower rank to a system, comprising deposits formed during part of a geological epoch.

    Category: Geology

  9. an arrangement of an electrical circuit in which the components are connected end-to-end, so that the same current flows through each component.

    Category: Electricity and Magnetism, Electronics

  10. a group of related chemical elements arranged in order of increasing atomic number.

    Category: Chemistry

* Syn: series , sequence , succession are terms for an orderly following of things one after another. series is applied to a number of things of the same kind, usu. related to each other, arranged or happening in order: a series of baseball games.sequence stresses the continuity in time, thought, cause and effect, etc.: The scenes came in a definite sequence.succession implies that one thing is followed by another or others in turn, usu. though not necessarily with a relation or connection between them: a succession of calamities.

Origin of series:

1605–15; < L seriēs; akin to serere to intertwine

Princeton's WordNet

  1. series(noun)

    similar things placed in order or happening one after another

    "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

  2. serial, series(noun)

    a serialized set of programs

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

  3. series, serial, serial publication(noun)

    a periodical that appears at scheduled times

  4. series(noun)

    (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

    "the visiting team swept the series"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. series(noun)

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

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. seriesˈsɪər iz

    a set of TV or radio shows with characters and a story that connect them

    a comedy series

  2. seriesˈsɪər iz

    in sports, a set of games played between the same two teams

    a three-game series against Toronto

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. series(Noun)

    The sum of the terms of a sequence.

    The harmonic series has been much studied.

  5. 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.

  6. series(Noun)

    An unranked taxon.

  7. 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

  1. 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

  2. Series(noun)

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

  3. 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

Freebase

  1. 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.

The Standard Electrical Dictionary

  1. 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

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

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

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

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

  3. Nouns Frequency

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


Translations for series

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

series(noun)

a number of usually similar things done, produced etc one after another

a series of brilliant scientific discoveries; Are you watching the television series on Britain's castles?; a series of school textbooks.

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