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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" [syn: serial]
3 a periodical that appears at scheduled times [syn: serial, serial publication]
4 (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
5 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"
6 (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
7 (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"

User Contributed Dictionary



  • ˈsɪə.riːz


From series.


  1. A number of things that follow on one after the other or are connected one after the other.
  2. A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals
    Friends was one of the most successful television series in recent years.
  3. The sum of the terms of a sequence.
  4. A group of matches between two sides; the aim being to win more matches than the opposition


Related terms


a number of things that follow on one after the other
  • Czech: řada
  • Croatian: red
  • Dutch: reeks, serie
  • Finnish: sarja
  • French: suite, série
  • German: Serie
  • Hungarian: sor
  • Italian: serie
  • Spanish: serie
  • Swedish: följd, svit, serie
  • Hebrew: סדרה
television or radio program
  • Croatian: serija
  • Czech seriál
  • Dutch: reeks, serie
  • Finnish: sarja
  • French: série
  • German: Serie
  • Hebrew: סדרה
  • Hungarian: sorozat
  • Italian: serie
  • Romanian: serie
  • Spanish: serie
  • Swedish: serie, följetong i especially radio
in analysis: sum of the terms of a sequence
  • Croatian: red
  • Czech: řada
  • Danish: række
  • Dutch: reeks
  • Finnish: sarja
  • French: série
  • German: Reihe
  • Hungarian: sor
  • Italian: serie
  • Spanish: serie
  • Swedish: serie, oändlig summa, summa
  • Hebrew: סדרה


  1. Connected one after the other in a circuit.
    You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.




series p
  1. Plural of serie



  1. indefinite genitive singular of serie

Extensive Definition

Series may refer to:

Mathematics and science

Gender studies

Media and entertainment

  • Television program, used as a synonym for series in countries including the United States
  • Film series, a collection of related films in succession
  • Book series, a sequence of books, usually sharing the same author or marketed as a group
  • Video game series, a sequence of video games that are part of the same franchise
  • Serialism, a system of composing music

Other uses

series in Arabic: سلسلة
series in Danish: Serie
series in German: Serie
series in Spanish: Serie
series in French: Série
series in Hungarian: Sorozat
series in Dutch: Serie
series in Japanese: シリーズ
series in Portuguese: Série
series in Romanian: Serie
series in Albanian: Seria (kthjellim)
series in Simple English: Series

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