from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
- n. A set of stamps, coins, or currency issued in a particular period.
- n. Physics & Chemistry A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration: a radioactive decay series; the paraffin alkane series.
- n. Mathematics The sum of a sequentially ordered finite or infinite set of terms.
- n. Geology A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.
- n. Grammar A succession of coordinate elements in a sentence.
- n. A succession of usually continuously numbered issues or volumes of a publication, published with related authors or subjects and similar formats.
- n. A succession of regularly aired television programs, each one of which is complete in and of itself.
- n. Sports A number of games played by the same two teams, often in succession.
- n. Baseball The World Series.
- n. Linguistics A set of vowels or diphthongs related by ablaut, as in sing, sang, sung, and song.
- idiom in series In an arrangement that forms a series.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
- n. A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
- n. 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.
- n. The sum of the terms of a sequence.
- n. A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.
- n. An unranked taxon.
- adj. Connected one after the other in a circuit.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things.
- n. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
- n. In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.
- n. 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.
- n. A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed to
parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series.
- n. A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A continued succession of similar things, or of things bearing a similar relation to one another; an extended order, line, or course; sequence; succession: as, a series of kings; a series of calamitous events; definitions arranged in several distinct series.
- n. In geology, a set of strata possessing some common mineral or fossil characteristic: as, the greensand series; the Wenlock series.
- n. In chem., a number of elements or compounds which have certain common properties and relations, or which exhibit, when arranged in orderly succession, a constant difference from member to member.
- n. In numismatics, a set of coins made at any one place or time, or issued by any one sovereign or government.
- n. In philately, a set of similar postage- or revenue-stamps.
- n. In mathematics, a progression; also, more usually, an algebraic expression appearing as a sum of a succession of terms subject to a regular law.
- n. In systematic bot., according to Gray, the first group below kingdom and the next above class: equivalent to subkingdom or division (which see).
- n. In zoology, a number of genera in a family, of families in an order, etc.; a section or division of a taxonomic group, containing two or more groups of a lower grade: loosely and variably used, like grade, group, cohort, phalanx, etc.
- n. In ancient prosody, same as colon , 2.
- n. In bibliography, a set of volumes, as of periodical publications or transactions of societies, separately numbered from another set of the same publication. Abbreviated ser.
- n. where
φ( μ) is defined by the equation
- n. is equal to for values of
φbetween − πand + π; but for values between πand 2 π, it is equal to ½( π− φ).
- n. That the n th differential coefficient relatively to x should be equal to 2n! is the necessary and sufficient condition of n being prime.
- n. A series which is convergent although if the signs of all the terms were the same (or their arguments considered as imaginaries were the same) it would be divergent.
- n. In mathematics: A sequence of things such that the situation (before or after) of each can be told with respect to any other; a set.
- n. In electricity, an arrangement of units of a group of cells, generators, or other electrical devices (such as condensers, resistance-coils, lamps, or the like), such that the positive terminal of the first is connected to the negative terminal of the second and so on. See series-connected.
- n. A series not absolutely convergent.
- n. In electricity See series-parallel circuit.
- n. Same as absolutely convergent series.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a periodical that appears at scheduled times
- n. a serialized set of programs
- n. (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other
- n. similar things placed in order or happening one after another
- n. a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
- n. (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
- n. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
Latin seriēs, from serere, to join.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Latin series, from serere ("to join together, bind"). (Wiktionary)