### What does **series** mean?

# Definitions for **series**

ˈsɪər izse·ries

#### Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word **series**.

### Princeton's WordNet

series(noun)

similar things placed in order or happening one after another

"they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

serial, series(noun)

a serialized set of programs

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

series, serial, serial publication(noun)

a periodical that appears at scheduled times

series(noun)

(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

"the visiting team swept the series"

series(noun)

(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"

series(noun)

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"

series(noun)

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

### Wiktionary

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

The sum of the terms of a sequence.

The harmonic series has been much studied.

series(Noun)

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.

series(Noun)

An unranked taxon.

series(Adjective)

Connected one after the other in a circuit.

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

### Webster Dictionary

Series(noun)

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.]Series(noun)

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.]Series(noun)

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

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

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

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

series

A sequence or number of steps.

The series of communication and information was simple and accurate.

Submitted by MaryC on March 14, 2020

### British National Corpus

Spoken Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #654

Written Corpus Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1862

Nouns Frequency

Rank popularity for the word 'series' in Nouns Frequency: #288

### Numerology

Chaldean Numerology

The numerical value of series in Chaldean Numerology is:

**1**Pythagorean Numerology

The numerical value of series in Pythagorean Numerology is:

**3**

### Examples of series in a Sentence

If hometown fans want to boo someone that's trying to help bring the team a World

**Series**again, then that's on them.We regard this release as one of a

**series**of confidence-building measures that are taking place in Afghanistan, we hope that such measures will set the stage for a ceasefire and intra-Afghan dialogue.NBC has allowed us to craft a television

**series**that no other broadcast network would have dared, and kept us on the air for three seasons despite Cancelation Bear Chow ratings and images that would have shredded the eyeballs of lesser Standards Practices enforcers, [NBC Entertainment exec] Jen Salke and her team have been fantastic partners and creatively supportive beyond measure. 'Hannibal' is finishing his last course at NBC's table this summer, but a hungry cannibal can always dine again. And personally, I look forward to my next meal with NBC.Since the beginning of the year investors have faced a

**series**of macro changes to the investment landscape.Honestly, regardless of what the

**series**is, its always one game at a time, you play one game. You leave everything in one game and go to the next one. It makes no difference when youre down 3-1 youve got to take it one game at a time, regardless.

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## Translations for **series**

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- متسلسلة, سلسلة, مسلسلات تلفزيونية, مسلسلاتArabic
- sèrieCatalan, Valencian
- řada, seriálCzech
- tv-serie, tv-program, rækkeDanish
- Reihe, SerieGerman
- σειρά, αλληλουχία, σύνολοGreek
- serioEsperanto
- serieSpanish
- سری, مجموعه تلویزیونی, سریال, مجموعهPersian
- sarjaFinnish
- suite, sérieFrench
- סדרה, טורHebrew
- टी वी श्रृंखला, श्रृंखलाHindi
- sor, sorozatHungarian
- seriIndonesian
- röð, þáttaröðIcelandic
- serieItalian
- סדרהHebrew
- テレビシリーズ, シリーズ, 系列, ドラマ, テレビドラマJapanese
- 연속극, 티뷔 시리즈, 시리즈, 드라마Korean
- seriemLatin
- raupapaMāori
- reeks, serieDutch
- rekkeNorwegian
- szeregPolish
- sequência, série, seriadoPortuguese
- serieRomanian
- се́рия, ряд, после́довательность, телесериа́л, сериа́лRussian
- red, nizanka, serijaSerbo-Croatian
- serie, svit, oändlig summa, summa, följetong, följdSwedish
- msururuSwahili
- தொடர்Tamil
- సిరీస్Telugu
- سلسلہUrdu
- sökod, televidasökod, radionasökod, näijenotVolapük
- סעריעYiddish
- 系列Chinese

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