from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The process of occurring in a sequential manner; a serial arrangement; a succession.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality or state of succession in a series; sequence.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. Succession or sequence; the quality of a series; the condition of being serial.


Sorry, no etymologies found.


  • I, like most residents, maneuver around the city without a mental aerial map without, even, a sense of North, South, East and West; instead, I get around with images of seriality, that is, routes that I can trace by imagining the flow of adjoining objects on particular pathways.


  • She read from a pair of long sequences some of the poems featured in a recent issue of Try, the bi-weekly magazine Sara Larsen co-edits, and as I listened I imagined I heard all kinds of "Millsisms," the attention to lyric detail, the kind of seriality I associate with Leslie Scalapino and Laura Moriarty, and an insistent strain of observing.


  • A sort of multiple piece of art that sums formal seriality with aestethic uniqueness.

    Really Creative Fireplaces Designs by Anne Colombo

  • His initial artistic innovation lay in the demonstration that seriality -- simple repetition -- transforms the appearances and meanings of familiar objects.

    David Galenson: Arman and the Art of the Object

  • Other kinds of user-produced YouTube content are far less legible in the lexicon of television, lacking a familiar structure, production values, and even seriality.

    Is YouTube the Successor to Television -- Or to LIFE Magazine?

  • You can't suggest better works similar to WoT if these works don't use seriality.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)

  • The aspect I wanted to underline is the seriality.

    Robert Jordan, Wheel of Time 8: The Path of Daggers (1998)

  • In a conversation between the curators published in one of the ephemeral newspapers that have been created for the exhibition, Mr. Godsill notes that they "were always more interested in the seriality of news, in both the static artworks and in the active participants who will inhabit the galleries and produce our own newspapers."

    Chronicles of a Medium in Crisis

  • I remember going to a reading at Canessa Park and hearing him read “Ghost Town,” tremendously thrilled by this serial piece—there was an attention to seriality which I thought harked back to a West Coast tradition of, frankly, not being able to finish what one starts.

    Presenting Anselm Berrigan

  • For any given world, i, we can easily picture the i-acceptable worlds as all corralled together in logical space as follows (where seriality is reflected by a small dot representing the presence of at least one world):

    Deontic Logic


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