Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adv. In series, one after the other, as opposed to in parallel.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adv. In a series, or regular order; in a serial manner.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • So as to be serial; in the manner of a series; seriatim. Also seriately.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adv. in a serial manner

Etymologies

serial +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • If what Frank writes is even close to the truth (and his evidence seems overwhelming), George Polk was an impostor diligent in serially misrepresenting his war record.

    P 3 - Q

  • Neither, in fact, are the programmers themselves, who have all grown up writing software to run on a single engine — serially, that is, not in parallel.

    Moore’s Law Doesn’t Matter

  • After Keller acknowledged that the Times was "serially" clearing its reporting on the leaks with the White House, Ross noted wryly that perhaps "one shouldn't go to The New York Times" to read what's in the leaks.

    Jonathan Weiler: Let Us Now Praise Wikileaks

  • A lot of the people who mailed me knew about, and mentioned, Lawrence Watt-Evans 'celebrated approach to his own version of this problem, in which he "serially" self-published his Ethshar novel The Spriggan Mirror, posting a chapter every time the PayPal donations from interested readers reached a certain point.

    Boing Boing: February 19, 2006 - February 25, 2006 Archives

  • In this case, only the digital values are "serially" shifted.

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  • In this configuration, the two filters operate serially, meaning the tap first passes through one filter, then the other.

    Recently Uploaded Slideshows

  • I will ban the IP number of any poster who serially violates this policy.

    Discourse.net: Another Tweak to the Comments Policy

  • Such children, having been serially promoted, having been defrauded by the system, deserve restitution.

    Michele Somerville: The NYC DOE Needs an A-Team

  • How does a small, energy-poor and serially misbehaving Middle Eastern regime always seem to get a Beltway pass?

    The Syria Lobby

  • It is, however, unmistakable in the affectless but cumulatively affecting chunks of prose that serially approximate the aimless, one-thing-after-another succession of experiences that make up the narrator's life.

    Narrative Strategies

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