What does series mean?

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ˈsɪər izse·ries

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. seriesnoun

    similar things placed in order or happening one after another

    "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

  2. serial, seriesnoun

    a serialized set of programs

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

  3. series, serial, serial publicationnoun

    a periodical that appears at scheduled times

  4. seriesnoun

    (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

    "the visiting team swept the series"

  5. seriesnoun

    (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. seriesnoun

    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. seriesnoun

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

Wiktionary

  1. seriesnoun

    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. seriesnoun

    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. seriesnoun

    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. seriesnoun

    The sum of the terms of a sequence.

    The harmonic series has been much studied.

  5. seriesnoun

    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. seriesnoun

    An unranked taxon.

  7. seriesadjective

    Connected one after the other in a circuit.

    You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Seriesnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.]

  2. Seriesnoun

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

    Etymology: [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.]

  3. Seriesnoun

    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

    Etymology: [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.]

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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Series

    sē′ri-ēz, n.sing. and pl. a succession of things connected by some likeness: sequence: order: (math.) a progression of numbers or quantities according to a certain law.—Arithmetical series, a series whose terms progress by the addition or subtraction of a constant difference; Geometrical series, a series whose successive terms progress by a constant multiplier or divisor—the common ratio; Reciprocal series, a series each of whose terms is the reciprocal of the corresponding term of another series. [L.,—serĕre, sertum, to join.]

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.)

Editors Contribution

  1. series

    A sequence or number of steps.

    The series of communication and information was simple and accurate.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020  

Entomology

  1. Series

    a group of species, genera or families, arranged to show agreement in a common character which is not of sufficient importance to warrant the next higher division.

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of series in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of series in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of series in a Sentence

  1. Francis Bacon:

    A good life is a series of joyful meetings and joyful moments.

  2. Bill Wehrum:

    I've had a series of briefings with climate change experts to help me better understand this, everybody is still exploring the science of climate change.

  3. Lorenzo Boyd:

    Social-media engines have had to contend with a new series of both artificial intelligence and expert-system robotic attacks from abroad in recent times, particularly pushing the Chinese narrative that the U.S. is an incompetent government, born out of worry about the novel coronavirus, the extent to which it has was a contributor to domestic U.S. events remains to be seen.There are other... robotic-narrative campaigns sourced within the U.S. that are equally powerful.This is still an election year, and the presidential election is divisive.

  4. Julie Montagu:

    100 percent. Im sure thats being negotiated now, and if shes just done a voice-over for a Disney film, nothings going to stop her [from] eventually either going back into acting or taking a role of producing or directing these documentaries and mini-series.

  5. Laurie Rimon:

    It was not easy parting with the coin, after all, it is not every day one discovers such an amazing object, but I hope I will see it displayed in a museum in the near future. Related : Archaeologists discover ancient Anglo-Saxon island in UK countryside It was quickly determined this was not just any coin. It dates to 107 AD and was part of a series of nostalgic coins that Emperor Trajan minted and dedicated to the Roman emperors that ruled before Emperor Trajan. The only other coin of this kind is believed to be the one held by the British Museum. Two other gold coins of this emperor have been registered in the State Treasures, one from Giv ‘ at Shaul near Jerusalem, and the other from the Qiryat Gat region, Donald T. Ariel, head curator of the coin department at the Israel Antiquities Authority, said in a statement. But the details on both are different to those that appear on the coin found by Rimon.

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