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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Seriesnoun

    Etymology: serie, Fr. series, Latin.

    Draw out that antecedent, by reflecting briefly upon the text as it lies in the series of the epistle. Seth Ward, of Infidelity.

    The chasms of the correspondence I cannot supply, having destroyed too many letters to preserve any series. Alexander Pope.

    This is the series of perpetual woe,
    Which thou, alas, and thine are born to know. Alexander Pope.

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

  2. Seriesnoun

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

  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

  4. 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. Clarence House:

    The Prince of Wales is grateful to independent auditors for reviewing procedures at the Prince's Foundation, who are today announcing a series of findings, it is important to His Royal Highness that the charities which bear his name operate to the highest standards, in accordance with rules established by charity regulators. We are taking this opportunity to reinforce guidance to these charities, particularly in respect of their relationships with supporters.

  2. Jeremy Lawson:

    Our response has been to spend time developing an Indian Activity Index, which takes a range of time series data that in the past were strongly correlated with real GDP growth and extract the common signal from them.

  3. Judge Castel:

    Judge Castel's decision acknowledges what we have asserted from the beginning, that viewers of' When They See Us' believe that Defendants' utterly false and defamatory portrayal of Linda Fairstein as' a central villain' in' When They See Us' has a basis in truth, we are glad that Linda Fairstein now has the opportunity to pursue Linda Fairstein claims with respect to five critical scenes in the series that falsely depict Ms. Fairstein engaging in coercive and discriminatory conduct in order to build a case against innocent young men of color.

  4. Professor Lattanzio:

    A series of astronomical observations obtained over the period 1986 to 2018 supports the idea that life is a cosmic rather than a purely terrestrial or planetary phenomenon, these include the detection of biologically relevant molecules in interstellar clouds and comets, mid-infrared spectra of interstellar grains and the dust from comets, a diverse set of data from comets including the Rosetta mission showing consistency with biology and the frequency of Earth-like or habitable planets in the Galaxy.

  5. Oakland Athletics:

    It’s so special for a kid who is 12 years old, and I have some special memories, it’s a nice stadium and city. It’s great that the Little League World Series has the chance to be played in the United States. I’m sorry for the other countries that can’t come here and play because of the COVID situation.

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