What does serial mean?

Definitions for serial
ˈsɪər i əlse·ri·al

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. serial, series(noun)

    a serialized set of programs

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

  2. series, serial, serial publication(adj)

    a periodical that appears at scheduled times

  3. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successive(adj)

    in regular succession without gaps

    "serial concerts"

  4. serial(adj)

    pertaining to or composed in serial technique

    "serial music"

  5. serial(adj)

    pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series

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

  6. serial, in series(p), nonparallel(adj)

    of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations

    "serial processing"

Wiktionary

  1. serial(Noun)

    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. serial(Noun)

    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. serial(Adjective)

    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. serial(Adjective)

    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. Serial(adj)

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

  2. Serial(adj)

    of or pertaining to rows

  3. Serial(noun)

    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.

Anagrams for serial »

  1. ariels, Israel, realis, resail, sailer

  2. Ariels

  3. Israel

  4. Realis

  5. Resail

  6. Sailer

How to pronounce serial?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
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    Karen
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    Veena
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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. Evelyn Yang:

    This was a serial predator and he just picked me as his prey.

  2. Harris County Sheriff Ed Gonzalez:

    Read MoreOfficers arrest possible serial's possible he was casing the neighborhood in search of his next victim, so thanks to the alert work of that citizen and swift action, we were able to get involved.

  3. Benjamin Crump:

    Demetria Campbell was the first victim of this serial rapist with a badge, oklahoma City knew exactly who he was and did nothing when she came forward. If they had done something about Demetria Campbell’s complaint, all these other rapes could have been avoided.

  4. Milojko Brzakovic:

    We have checked seven, maybe eight serial numbers received from the police in our database and found that guns from that particular batch were sent to military depots in Slovenia, Bosnia and Macedonia.

  5. Police Carl Frost:

    I look forward to the day that, hopefully, he'll sit down and just go right down the line and confess to every one of them that he did, he's probably the most prolific African American serial killer in U.S. history, I would say.

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