serial

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See also: seriál and sérial

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

1840,[1][2] in reference to the books of Charles Dickens (published in sequential parts, as a series). Formed as series +‎ -al, on model of Latin seriālis, from seriēs + -ālis.

Cognate to Italian seriale.

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Adjective[edit]

serial (not comparable)

  1. Having to do with or arranged in a series.
    Synonym: sequential
  2. (of a person) Who performs a specified action or course of action repeatedly or regularly.
    Synonym: career
    The serial killer had a string of victims across seven states.
    He was a serial entrepreneur, always coming up with a new way to make cash.
    • 2012, Rachel James, Salisbury, Lulu.com, page 10,
      "No I could not!" Kate looked at Max sternly. "I am not a cheat and I am not a serial monogamist."
  3. Published or produced in installments.

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Noun[edit]

serial (plural serials)

  1. A work, such as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.
  2. A publication issued in successive parts, often numbered and with no predetermined end.
  3. (computing, slang) A serial number, esp. one required to activate software.
    Go to these sites for serials, cracks and keygens.

Descendants[edit]

  • Russian: сериа́л (seriál, TV-series)
    • Azerbaijani: serial

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Verb[edit]

serial (third-person singular simple present serials, present participle serialling or (US) serialing, simple past and past participle serialled or (US) serialed)

  1. (transitive) to assign a serial number to (especially of aircraft)

References[edit]

  1. ^ serial”, in Merriam–Webster Online Dictionary.
  2. ^ Douglas Harper (2001–2022), “serial”, in Online Etymology Dictionary.

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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Russian сериа́л (seriál), from English serial.

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serial (definite accusative serialı, plural seriallar)

  1. (broadcasting, film) series
    türk seriallarTurkish TV-series
    Azərbaycanlılar türk seriallarına baxmağı çox sevirlər.
    Azerbaijanis love watching Turkish TV-series.

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Indonesian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English serial.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [seˈrial]
  • Hyphenation: sé‧ri‧al

Adjective[edit]

sérial

  1. serial (having to do with or arranged in a series; published or produced in installments)

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Polish[edit]

Polish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia pl

Etymology[edit]

From English serial.

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Noun[edit]

serial m inan

  1. (television) series (television program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals)

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Further reading[edit]

  • serial in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • serial in Polish dictionaries at PWN

Romanian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From English serial.

Adjective[edit]

serial m or n (feminine singular serială, masculine plural seriali, feminine and neuter plural seriale)

  1. serial

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serial n (plural seriale)

  1. serial

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Spanish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

serie +‎ -al

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /seˈɾjal/, [seˈɾjal]

Adjective[edit]

serial (plural seriales)

  1. serial

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Noun[edit]

serial m or f (plural seriales)

  1. serial

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