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.

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. Mitch McConnell:

    I said a few weeks ago that if the President took a position on a bill so that we knew we would actually be making a law and not just having serial votes, I would be happy to put it on the floor and the administration is in the process of studying what they are prepared to support if anything.

  2. Bob Goodman:

    Every successful entrepreneur needs deep empathy with his or her target customer and a sizable chunk of grit and determination to make it through tough times, generally this comes from founders who have lived the problems they're solving and have a history of succeeding despite big setbacks, but they don't necessarily have to be a serial entrepreneur.

  3. David Brock:

    Nothing is below Donald Trump, including paying Kathleen Willey’s mortgage so Kathleen Willey could ‘ hit the road and start speaking out on Hillary, ’ kathleen Willey mortgage is Kathleen Willey mortgage that this serial liar is willing to pay for the re-peddling of these unfounded, already-discredited claims. The media needs to ask : Who else is Trump paying ?

  4. Anuj Somany:

    The level of promotion has gone so low that they create the controversy around the movie, book, tv serial or show and blow this news everywhere to make everyone know and talk about it.

  5. Edre Olalia:

    The drug menace must stop... Yet the apparent serial summary executions of alleged street drug users or petty drug lords which appear sudden, too contrived and predictable must also stop, the two are not incompatible.

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