What does series mean?

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ˈsɪər izse·ries

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. series(noun)

    similar things placed in order or happening one after another

    "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"

  2. serial, series(noun)

    a serialized set of programs

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

  3. series, serial, serial publication(noun)

    a periodical that appears at scheduled times

  4. series(noun)

    (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

    "the visiting team swept the series"

  5. 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"

  6. 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"

  7. series(noun)

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

Wiktionary

  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. 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.

  4. series(Noun)

    The sum of the terms of a sequence.

    The harmonic series has been much studied.

  5. 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.

  6. series(Noun)

    An unranked taxon.

  7. 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

  1. 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.]

  2. 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.]

  3. 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

  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  

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. Chicago Cubs:

    If hometown fans want to boo someone that's trying to help bring the team a World Series again, then that's on them.

  2. Scott Morrison:

    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.

  3. Bryan Fuller:

    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.

  4. Sean Darby:

    Since the beginning of the year investors have faced a series of macro changes to the investment landscape.

  5. Paul George:

    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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