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Definition of SERIES

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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. [1913 Webster]

              During some years his life a series of triumphs.
                                                    --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

     2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     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

     {in series}.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

     6. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

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


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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