[syn: series, serial, serial publication]
4. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams;
- Example: "the visiting team swept the series"
5. (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other;
- Example: "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"
6. a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection;
- Example: "the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"
- Example: "his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
7. (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions;
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Series \Se"ries\, n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or
bind together; cf. Gr. ??? to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf.
Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert,
1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in
order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order;
course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of
During some years his life a series of triumphs.
2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants
including several subordinate related groups.
Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes
only orders or families; in other cases only species.
3. (Bot.) 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.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
4. (Math.) 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;
as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
5. (Elec.) 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
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
6. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
n 1: similar things placed in order or happening one after
another; "they were investigating a series of bank
2: a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the
Masterworks concert series" [syn: serial, series]
3: a periodical that appears at scheduled times [syn: series,
serial, serial publication]
4: (sports) several contests played successively by the same
teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
5: (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that
current flows first through one and then through the other;
"the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed
6: a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of
coins or currency selected as a group for study or
collection; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating
famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included
the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
7: (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
148 Moby Thesaurus words for "series":
Indian file, alternation, array, arsis, articulation, back number,
bank, battery, beat, biotype, block, bout, branch, buzz, category,
catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chasing,
circle, circuit, class, collection, column, coming after,
concatenation, connection, consecution, consecutiveness,
continuance, continuation, continuity, continuum, copy, course,
cycle, descent, diastole, dogging, downbeat, drone, edition,
endless belt, endless round, extension, family, file, filiation,
following, gamut, genotype, genus, geometrical progression,
gradation, group, heeling, hounding, hum, impression, issue,
kingdom, kit, library, library edition, line, lineage,
logical sequence, monotone, nexus, number, order,
order of succession, outfit, pack, pendulum, periodicity, phylum,
plenum, posteriority, postposition, powder train, printing,
procession, progression, prolongation, pulse, pursual, pursuance,
pursuit, queue, range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, revolution,
rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, school edition, section,
sequel, sequence, set, shadowing, single file, species, spectrum,
spell, string, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subjunction,
subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe, succession,
successiveness, suffixation, suit, suite, superclass, superfamily,
superorder, superspecies, swath, systole, tailing, thesis, thread,
tier, trade book, trade edition, trailing, train, tribe, turn,
upbeat, variety, volume, wheel, windrow