Definitions for: Series


[n] (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
[n] a periodical that appears at scheduled times
[n] a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
[n] (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; "the Yankees swept the series"
[n] similar things placed in order or happening one after another; "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
[n] 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"
[n] (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"



Webster (1913) Definition: 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.


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.

Synonyms: serial, serial publication

See Also: actinide series, broadcast, chain, competition, concatenation, connectedness, connection, connexion, contest, convergence, convergency, course, cycle, divergence, divergency, electrochemical series, electromotive force series, electromotive series, episode, exponential series, Fourier series, geometric series, group, grouping, helium group, hierarchy, installment, instalment, issue, lanthanide series, line, monthly, nexus, number, order, ordering, ordination, patterned advance, periodical, polynomial, power series, program, programme, progression, quarterly, rash, sequence, soap opera, string, succession, tetralogy, train, wave train, weekly, World Series

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