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English Dictionary: series by the DICT Development Group
3 results for series
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
series
n
  1. similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
  2. a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
    Synonym(s): serial, series
  3. a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    Synonym(s): 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 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; "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 expressions
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   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},
      {Seraglio}.]
      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
            calamitous events.
  
                     During some years his life a series of triumphs.
                                                                              --Macaulay.
  
      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. (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.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Series \Se"ries\, n.
      1. (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.
  
      2. (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
  
      {in series}.
  
      3. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
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