n. (pl. same)
1 a number of things of which each is similar to the preceding or in which each successive pair are similarly related; a sequence, succession, order, row, or set.
2 a set of successive games between the same teams.
3 a set of programmes with the same actors etc. or on related subjects but each complete in itself.
4 a set of lectures by the same speaker or on the same subject.
5 a a set of successive issues of a periodical, of articles on one subject or by one writer, etc., esp. when numbered separately from a preceding or following set (second series). b a set of independent books in a common format or under a common title or supervised by a common general editor.
6 Philately a set of stamps, coins, etc., of different denominations but issued at one time, in one reign, etc.
7 Geol. a a set of strata with a common characteristic. b the rocks deposited during a specific epoch.
8 Mus. an arrangement of the twelve notes of the chromatic scale as a basis for serial music.
9 Electr. a a set of circuits or components arranged so that the current passes through each successively. b a set of batteries etc. having the positive electrode of each connected with the negative electrode of the next.
10 Chem. a set of elements with common properties or of compounds related in composition or structure.
11 Math. a set of quantities constituting a progression or having the several values determined by a common relation.
Phrases and idioms:
arithmetical (or geometrical) series a series in arithmetical (or geometrical) progression. in series
1 in ordered succession.
2 Electr. (of a set of circuits or components) arranged so that the current passes through each successively.
Etymology: L, = row, chain f. serere join, connect

Useful english dictionary. 2012.


Look at other dictionaries:

  • Series — may refer to:Mathematics and science* Series (botany), a taxonomic rank between genus and species * Series (mathematics), the sum of a sequence of terms * Series circuits, a kind of electrical network * Seriation (archaeology), a method of dating …   Wikipedia

  • Series — Se ries, n. [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}.] 1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Series 7 — may refer to:*The General Securities Representative Exam, commonly referred to as the Series 7 Exam. It is the most comprehensive financial securities exam offered by the FINRA *, a movie made in 2001. This film is also commonly referred to as… …   Wikipedia

  • Series 14 — is a qualification examination administered to compliance officials at New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) registered broker/dealers. The 110 question test is intended to ensure that individuals designated as having overall day to day compliance… …   Wikipedia

  • Séries+ — Infobox TV channel name = Séries+ logofile = Series+.svg logoalt = logosize = 200px launch = January 31, 2000 closed date = picture format = share = share as of = share source = network = owner = Astral Media (50% managing partner) CW Media (50%) …   Wikipedia

  • Series 6 — The Investment Company Products/Variable Life Contracts Representative Exam, commonly referred to as the Series 6, is a multiple choice exam that registers an individual to transact a limited set of securities: * Mutual funds * Closed end funds… …   Wikipedia

  • series — noun (plural series) Usage: often attributive Etymology: Latin, from serere to join, link together; akin to Greek eirein to string together, hormos chain, necklace, and perhaps to Latin sort , sors lot Date: 1611 1. a. a number of things or… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Series of 1928 (United States Currency) — Series 1928 was the first issue of small size currency printed and released by the U.S. government. These notes were the first standardized notes in terms of design and characteristics, featuring similar portraits and other facets. These notes… …   Wikipedia

  • Series E bond — Series E U.S. Savings Bonds were marketed as war bonds during the Second World War. When Americans refer to war bonds, they are usually referring to Series E bonds.The U.S. Savings Bond ProgramsThe first modern U.S. Savings Bonds were issued in… …   Wikipedia

  • Series dynamo — (Elec.) (a) A series wound dynamo. (b) A dynamo running in series with another or others. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Series motor — (Elec.) (a) A series wound motor. (b) A motor capable of being used in a series circuit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.