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se·ries / ˈsi(ə)rēz/ • n. (pl. same) a number of things, events, or people of a similar kind or related nature coming one after another: the explosion was the latest in a series of accidents he gave a series of lectures on modern art. ∎  a set of related television or radio programs, esp. of a specified kind: a new drama series. ∎  a set of books, maps, periodicals, or other documents published in a common format or under a common title. ∎  a set of games played between two teams: a playoff series against Portland. See also World Series. ∎  a line of products, esp. vehicles or machines, sharing features of design or assembly and marketed with a separate number from other lines: [as adj.] a series III SWB Land Rover. ∎  a set of stamps, banknotes, or coins issued at a particular time or having a common design or theme. ∎  [as adj.] denoting electrical circuits or components arranged so that the current passes through each successively.The opposite of parallel. ∎  Geol. (in chronostratigraphy) a range of strata corresponding to an epoch in time, being a subdivision of a system and itself subdivided into stages: the Pliocene series. ∎  Chem. a set of elements with common properties or of compounds related in composition or structure: the metals of the lanthanide series. Compare with period sense 5. ∎  Math. a set of quantities constituting a progression or having the several values determined by a common relation. ∎  Phonet. a group of speech sounds having at least one phonetic feature in common but distinguished in other respects. ∎  Mus. another term for tone row.PHRASES: in series (of a set of batteries or electrical components) arranged so that the current passes through each successively.ORIGIN: early 17th cent.: from Latin, literally ‘row, chain,’ from serere ‘join, connect.’

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series The major subdivision of a system, and the chronostratigraphic equivalent of an epoch. It denotes the layers of strata or the body of rock formed during one epoch. A series may itself be divided into stages. When used formally the initial letter of the term is capitalized, e.g. Lower Cretaceous Series.

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series Mathematical expression obtained by adding the terms of a sequence. Thus, the series 1 + 4 + 9 + 16 +… is formed from the sequence 1, 4, 9, 16…. Series may be finite or infinite, and infinite series may converge. An infinite series that fails to converge is said to diverge. A series formed from increasing powers of a variable is a power series; convergent power series are used for representing many functions.

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Series

a number of things or events linked by some factor. See also chain.

Examples : series of abuses, 1656; of calamities; of experiments, 1864; of facts, 1837; of landscapes, 1812; of reasons, 1656; of divine revelations, 1871; of revolutions; of good successes, 1646; of barren times, 1709; of triumphs; of words, 1765; of years, 1886.

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series XVII. — L. seriēs row, chain, series, f. serere join, connect.
So serial XIX (first of the publication of a literary work). — modL. seriālis; see -AL1. seriatim XVII. — medL.