series

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See also: séries, seríes, sériés, and sèries

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from Latin seriēs, from serere (to join together, bind).

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Noun[edit]

series (plural series)

  1. A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
    Synonyms: chain, line, sequence, stream, succession; see also Thesaurus:sequence
    • 1963, Margery Allingham, chapter 19, in The China Governess[1]:
      When Timothy and Julia hurried up the staircase to the bedroom floor, where a considerable commotion was taking place, Tim took Barry Leach with him. […]. The captive made no resistance and came not only quietly but in a series of eager little rushes like a timid dog on a choke chain.
    • 2013 June 28, Joris Luyendijk, “Our banks are out of control”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 189, number 3, page 21:
      Seeing the British establishment struggle with the financial sector is like watching an alcoholic […].  Until 2008 there was denial over what finance had become. When a series of bank failures made this impossible, there was widespread anger, leading to the public humiliation of symbolic figures.
    A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.
  2. (broadcasting) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
    Synonyms: show, program
    “Friends” was one of the most successful television series in recent years.
  3. (Discuss(+) this sense) (mathematics) The sequence of partial sums of a given sequence ai.
    The harmonic series has been much studied.
  4. (cricket, baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.
    The Blue Jays are playing the Yankees in a four-game series.
  5. (zoology) An unranked taxon.
  6. (botany) A subdivision of a genus, a taxonomic rank below that of section (and subsection) but above that of species.
  7. (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
  8. (phonology) A set of consonants that share a particular phonetic or phonological feature.

Usage notes[edit]

  • (mathematics): Beginning students often confuse series with sequence.

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mathematics

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Descendants[edit]

  • Japanese: シリーズ (shirīzu)

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Adjective[edit]

series (not comparable)

A series circuit
  1. (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.
    You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.
    Antonym: parallel

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Catalan[edit]

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Verb[edit]

series

  1. second-person singular conditional form of ser

Dutch[edit]

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Noun[edit]

series

  1. Plural form of serie

Interlingua[edit]

Noun[edit]

series

  1. plural of serie

Latin[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From serō (to bind).

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Noun[edit]

seriēs f (genitive seriēī); fifth declension

  1. a row
  2. a succession
  3. a series
  4. a chain

Declension[edit]

Fifth-declension noun.

Case Singular Plural
Nominative seriēs seriēs
Genitive seriēī seriērum
Dative seriēī seriēbus
Accusative seriem seriēs
Ablative seriē seriēbus
Vocative seriēs seriēs

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Portuguese[edit]

Verb[edit]

series

  1. second-person singular (tu) present subjunctive of seriar
  2. second-person singular (tu, sometimes used with você) negative imperative of seriar

Spanish[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

Noun[edit]

series

  1. plural of serie

Verb[edit]

series

  1. Informal second-person singular () present subjunctive form of seriar.
  2. Informal second-person singular () negative imperative form of seriar.



Swedish[edit]

Noun[edit]

series

  1. indefinite genitive singular of serie