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.

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

  2. serialnoun

    A serial number required to activate software.

    Go to these sites for serials, cracks and keygens.

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

  3. serialadjective

    Having to do with or arranged in a series.

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

  4. serialadjective

    Published or produced in installments.

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

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

Freebase

  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.

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Anagrams for serial »

  1. ariels, Israel, realis, resail, sailer

  2. Ariels

  3. Israel

  4. Realis

  5. Resail

  6. Sailer

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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. Culture Minister Lina Mendoni:

    Motivated by financial gain, publicity and self promotion, Elgin deployed illegal and untoward measures to extract from Greece the Sculptures of the Parthenon and a plethora of other antiquities in a blatant act of serial theft.

  2. Prosecutor Jarrett Ferentino:

    We are not talking about fear. We are not talking about fright. We are talking about terror and torture with a capital T. Prosecutor Jarrett J. Ferentino (arguing for the imposition of dearly upon serial killer Hugo Selenski)

  3. Raag Singhal:

    What's ’ interesting in the Aileen Wuornos case, and it’s a highly unusual case, is if you were to talk to the public and say ‘ This is a serial killer who was executed, ’ I don’t think anyone would lose sleep over it. The things the public typically looks at are whether they have confidence in the defendant's guilt and whether they got due process. The third thing is whether the defendant was treated consistently with those who acted similarly, it’s a strange concept when you’re talking about those who acted similarly and you’re talking about a serial killer.

  4. Trey Gowdy:

    While the emails have never been the focus of our investigation, it was necessary to obtain them, and this committee is the first and only one to do so, if anyone wonders why the investigation is not yet complete, the malfeasance and numerous problems identified in this report are Exhibit A, and prove the committee has faced serial delays from day one at the hands of public officials who sought to avoid transparency and accountability. Congressional Democrats spent most of the day on Wednesday playing down the State Department audit. House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., said Secretary Clinton had acted in good conscience and that Secretary Clinton email practices were consistent with what past secretaries of state had done. The audit did not name any other secretaries who had done so. Rep. Elijah E. Cummings of Maryland, ranking Democrat on the House oversight committee, accused Republicans of attacking Secretary Clinton only because Secretary Clinton is the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination.

  5. Gwinnett County:

    There is nothing to connect the two cases and no reason to believe a serial killer is operating in the area.

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