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se·ri·al

 (sîr′ē-əl)
adj.
1. Of, forming, or arranged in a series.
2.
a. Published or produced in installments, as a novel or television drama.
b. Relating to such publication or production.
3. Relating to or engaging in a series of similar acts or behaviors: serial arson; a serial procrastinator.
4. Music Relating to or based on a row of tones, especially the 12 pitches of the chromatic scale.
5. Computers
a. Of or relating to the sequential transmission of all the bits of a byte over one wire: a serial port; a serial printer.
b. Of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations: serial processing.
n.
A work of entertainment, as in film or literature, published or produced in installments that usually contain a narrative thread or overarching theme; a series.

se′ri·al·ly adv.

serial

(ˈsɪərɪəl)
n
1. a novel, play, etc, presented in separate instalments at regular intervals
2. (Journalism & Publishing) a publication, usually regularly issued and consecutively numbered
adj
3. of, relating to, or resembling a series
4. published or presented as a serial
5. of or relating to such publication or presentation
6. (Computer Science) computing of or operating on items of information, instructions, etc, in the order in which they occur. Compare parallel5
7. (Music, other) of, relating to, or using the techniques of serialism
8. (Logic) logic maths (of a relation) connected, transitive, and asymmetric, thereby imposing an order on all the members of the domain, as less than on the natural numbers. See also ordering
9. (Mathematics) logic maths (of a relation) connected, transitive, and asymmetric, thereby imposing an order on all the members of the domain, as less than on the natural numbers. See also ordering
[C19: from New Latin seriālis, from Latin seriēs series]
ˈserially adv

se•ri•al

(ˈsɪər i əl)

n.
1. anything published, broadcast, etc., in short installments at regular intervals, as a novel appearing in successive issues of a magazine.
2. a publication, as a periodical, issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designations.
adj.
3. published or presented in installments or successive parts.
4. pertaining to such publication or presentation: serial rights to a novel.
5. of, pertaining to, or arranged in a series.
6. occurring in a series: serial murders.
7. responsible for a series of murders: a serial killer.
8. pertaining to or supporting the transfer of electronic data in a stream of sequential bits (disting. from parallel).
9. of, pertaining to, or employing serialism.
[1835–45]
se′ri•al•ly, adv.

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. (DOD only) A serial can be a group of people, vehicles, equipment, or supplies and is used in airborne, air assault, amphibious operations, and convoys.

Serial

 items in a row or series.
Examples: serial of concerts, 1864; of pictures, 1854.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.serial - a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
broadcast, program, programme - a radio or television show; "did you see his program last night?"
instalment, installment, episode - a part of a broadcast serial
soap opera - a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)
tetralogy - a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels)
2.serial - a periodical that appears at scheduled times
instalment, installment - a part of a published serial
periodical - a publication that appears at fixed intervals
semiweekly - a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)
weekly - a periodical that is published every week (or 52 issues per year)
semimonthly - a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)
monthly - a periodical that is published every month (or 12 issues per year)
quarterly - a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)
bimonthly - a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year)
biweekly - a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks (either 104 or 26 issues per year)
issue, number - one of a series published periodically; "she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"
Adj.1.serial - in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
ordered - having a systematic arrangement; especially having elements succeeding in order according to rule; "an ordered sequence"
2.serial - pertaining to or composed in serial technique; "serial music"
music - an artistic form of auditory communication incorporating instrumental or vocal tones in a structured and continuous manner
3.serial - pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series; "serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication"
4.serial - of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations; "serial processing"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
asynchronous - not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase

serial

noun drama, series, soap (informal), sitcom (informal), soap opera, situation comedy, set of programmes one of BBC television's most popular serials, Eastenders

serial

adjective
Following one after another in an orderly pattern:
Translations
مُسَلْسَلرِوايَه أو فِلْم مُسَلْسَلمُتَسَلْسِل
seriálsériovýna pokračovánípořadový
serie
jatkokertomus
serija
folytatásos regénysorozat-
framhaldssagasem er skipaî eftir númerum
連続もの
연재물
serialseryjnaseryjneseryjny
na pokračovanieporadovýseriál
nanizanka
serie
เรื่องที่เป็นตอนๆ
seridizidizi hâlinde
truyện phát hành nhiều kỳ

serial

[ˈsɪərɪəl]
A. N (in magazine) → novela f por entregas; (on TV, radio) → serial m (f in Cono Sur), serie f; (= soap opera) (on TV) → telenovela f; (on radio) → radio-novela f
B. CPD serial access Nacceso m en serie
serial interface Ninterface m (sometimes f) en serie
serial killer Nasesino/a m/f (que comete crímenes en serie)
serial killing Nasesinatos mpl en serie, cadena f de asesinatos
serial number N [of goods, machinery, banknotes etc] → número m de serie
serial printer Nimpresora f en serie
serial rights NPLderechos mpl de publicación por entregas

serial

[ˈsɪəriəl]
n (on TV, radio)feuilleton m
adj
(COMPUTING) [interface, printer, port] → série inv; [access] → séquentiel(le)
[murders, rapes] → en série; [rapist, attacker] → en série
a suspected serial rapist → un violeur en série présumé

serial

adjSerien-; radio/TV programmein Fortsetzungen; writervon Fortsetzungsromanen; (Comput) printer, interface etcseriell; published in serial formin Fortsetzungen veröffentlicht; he is a serial rapister ist ein Serientäter, der bereits mehrere Vergewaltigungen begangen hat; serial drama (TV) → (Fernseh)serie f; serial novel/storyFortsetzungsroman m/-geschichte f
n (= novel)Fortsetzungsroman m; (in periodical) → Serie f; (Rad) → Sendereihe f(in Fortsetzungen); (TV) → Serie f; (spec: = magazine) → (periodisch erscheinende) Zeitschrift; it was published/broadcast as a seriales wurde in Fortsetzungen veröffentlicht/gesendet

serial

:
serial murder
nSerienmord m
serial number
nfortlaufende Nummer; (on manufactured goods) → Fabrikationsnummer f
serial port
n (Comput) → serielle Schnittstelle
serial rights

serial

[ˈsɪərɪəl]
1. n (in magazine) → romanzo a puntate (TV) → teleromanzo a puntate, serial m inv televisivo (Radio) → commedia radiofonica a puntate
2. adj (Comput) → seriale

series

(ˈsiəriːz) plural ˈseries noun
a number of usually similar things done, produced etc one after another. a series of brilliant scientific discoveries; Are you watching the television series on Britain's castles?; a series of school textbooks.
ˈserial (-riəl) adjective
1. of or in a series. serial numbers on banknotes.
2. (of a story etc) published or broadcast in parts.
noun
a serial story, play etc.
ˈserial killer noun
a person who has murdered several people one after another.
ˈserialize, ˈserialise (-riə-) verb
to publish or broadcast as a serial.
ˌserialiˈzation, ˌserialiˈsation noun

serial

مُسَلْسَل seriál serie Serie σίριαλ serial jatkokertomus feuilleton serija seriale 連続もの 연재물 serie serie serial publicação em série сериал serie เรื่องที่เป็นตอนๆ seri truyện phát hành nhiều kỳ 连载

serial

a. en serie.

serial

adj seriado
References in classic literature ?
The last story, however incomplete and like the mere opening of a serial, had been told; we handshook and "candlestuck," as somebody said, and went to bed.
There was, however, no concealing the state of things at Sunnybrook, where chapters of accidents had unfolded themselves in a sort of serial story that had run through the year.
Israel Potter: His Fifty Years of Exile' (1855), first printed as a serial in Putnam's, is an historical romance of the American Revolution, based on the hero's own account of his adventures, as given in a little volume picked up by Mr.
In exchange for one penny its five hundred thousand readers received every week a serial story about life in highest circles, a short story packed with heart-interest, articles on the removal of stains and the best method of coping with the cold mutton, anecdotes of Royalty, photographs of peeresses, hints on dress, chats about baby, brief but pointed dialogues between Blogson and Snogson, poems, Great Thoughts from the Dead and Brainy, half-hours in the editor's cosy sanctum, a slab of brown paper, and--the journal's leading feature--Advice on Matters of the Heart.
Wharton made extensive stylistic, punctuation, and spelling changes and revisions between the serial and book publication, and more than thirty subsequent changes were made after the second impression of the book edition had been run off.
It was done in 1907: it appeared in various magazines as a serial in 1908 and it was published in the Fall of that year.
Serial stories, he found, were usually published in that weekly in five instalments of about three thousand words each.
On Friday night he finished the serial, twenty-one thousand words long.
But the vacancy did not occur, nor did a steady job; and I employed the time between odd jobs with writing a twenty-one- thousand-word serial for the "Youth's Companion.
To compare small things with great: if the principal living and extinct races of the domestic pigeon were arranged as well as they could be in serial affinity, this arrangement would not closely accord with the order in time of their production, and still less with the order of their disappearance; for the parent rock-pigeon now lives; and many varieties between the rock-pigeon and the carrier have become extinct; and carriers which are extreme in the important character of length of beak originated earlier than short-beaked tumblers, which are at the opposite end of the series in this same respect.
Not without influence here was the necessity of filling a specified number of serial instalments, each of a definite number of pages, and each requiring a striking situation at the end.
It was first fixed in print in the "Cornhill Magazine", being my first appearance in a serial of any kind; and I have lived long enough to see it guyed most agreeably by Mr.