What does serial mean?

Definitions for serial
ˈsɪər i əlse·ri·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serial, seriesnoun

    a serialized set of programs

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

  2. series, serial, serial publicationadjective

    a periodical that appears at scheduled times

  3. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successiveadjective

    in regular succession without gaps

    "serial concerts"

  4. serialadjective

    pertaining to or composed in serial technique

    "serial music"

  5. serialadjective

    pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series

    "serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication"

  6. serial, in series(p), nonparalleladjective

    of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations

    "serial processing"

Wiktionary

  1. serialnoun

    A work, as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.

  2. serialnoun

    A serial number required to activate software.

    Go to these sites for serials, cracks and keygens.

  3. serialadjective

    Having to do with or arranged in a series.

  4. serialadjective

    Published or produced in installments.

  5. Etymology: 1840,\ in reference to the books of (published in sequential parts, as a series). Formed as, on model of seriālis, from series + -alis.

ChatGPT

  1. serial

    Serial refers to something that is occurring or arranged in a series or succession. It can relate to a story or play appearing in regular installments, a device transmitting data sequentially, or an action committed repeatedly. The term can be used in various contexts like literature, television, computer technology, or criminology. The exact meaning often depends on the specific field of application.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Serialadjective

    of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication

  2. Serialadjective

    of or pertaining to rows

  3. Serialnoun

    a publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a periodical

Wikidata

  1. Serial

    Serials are series of television programs and radio programs that rely on a continuing plot that unfolds in a sequential episode-by-episode fashion. Serials typically follow main story arcs that span entire television seasons or even the full run of the series, which distinguishes them from traditional episodic television that relies on more stand-alone episodes. Worldwide, the soap opera is the most prominent form of serial dramatic programming. Serials rely on keeping the full nature of the story hidden and revealing elements episode by episode to keep viewers tuning in to learn more. Often these shows employ recapping segments at the beginning and cliffhangers at the end of each episode. Such shows also place a demand on viewers to tune into every episode to follow the plot. The invention of recording devices has made following these type of shows easier, which has resulted in increased success and popularity. Prior to the advent of DVRs, television networks shunned serials in prime time as they made broadcast programming reruns more difficult and television producers shunned them because they were tougher to go into broadcast syndication years down the road.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Serial

    sē′ri-al, adj. pertaining to, or consisting of, a series: appearing periodically.—n. a tale or other composition appearing in successive parts, as in a periodical: a publication issued in successive numbers, a periodical.—n. Sērial′ity.—advs. Sē′rially, Sē′riately, in a series or regular order.—adj. Sē′riāte, arranged in a series.—adv. Sē′riātim, one after another.—n. Sēriā′tion.

Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms

  1. serial

    1. An element or a group of elements within a series which is given a numerical or alphabetical designation for convenience in planning, scheduling, and control. 2. A serial can be a group of people, vehicles, equipment, or supplies and is used in airborne, air assault, amphibious operations, and convoys.

Editors Contribution

  1. serialverb

    A series of numbers labeled as a celestial imprinted sense of information. 1.) Consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series. Of a device involving the transfer of data as a single sequence of bits. Repeatedly following the same behavior.

    Serial actions are constantly going around the clock.

    Etymology: Ingrained code


    Submitted by Tehorah_Elyon on April 3, 2024  

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Anagrams for serial »

  1. ariels

  2. Israel

  3. realis

  4. resail

  5. sailer

  6. serail

  7. relais

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of serial in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of serial in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of serial in a Sentence

  1. Neil Basu:

    It would create an immediate risk that people could come to this country who were serious offenders, either wanted or still serial and serious offenders committing crimes in this country, and we would not know about it, it creates that risk.

  2. Dan Gainor:

    Bringing ‘ The Cosby Show ’ to Bounce might do well in the ratings, at least for a little while, but is The Cosby Show ' worth the loss of sponsors who ’ll flee the network because Bill Cosby don’t want Bill Cosby brand to be associated with a company that profits from the ‘ humor ’ of a serial rapist ? media Research Center's easy to forget now, but Bill Cosby and Sidney Poitier were among the first black actors who gained widespread acceptance.

  3. German Chancellor Angela Merkel:

    The right to asylum can be lost if someone is convicted, on probation or jailed, serial offenders who repeatedly rob or repeatedly affront women must feel the full force of the law.

  4. The Case:

    Old associates of the housepainter/alleged serial killer claim that, a few years prior to Poste’s 2018 death at 80, he had quietly given away his weapons, pistol parts, gunpowder, bullets and shell casings – more than a thousand, involving 25 different calibers – to his favorite locals, and most of these peculiar ‘gifts’ have remained in basements and closets, untouched, ever since.

  5. Sakshi Tanwar:

    When I was working in Kahaani…, I hardly got time to watch even one episode of any show. However, after Kahaani…, I have been relaxing and watching two Balaji shows regularly – Bandini and Kitni Mohabbat Hai and am liking both of them. Another serial I have been following is Balika Badhu – it is one of the best ongoing shows today. However, in the last few days there is some interior work that is going on in my house and thus I am not being able to watch television.

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