Definitions of series

  1. a serialized set of programs; " a comedy series"; " the Masterworks concert series"
  2. ( 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"
  3. ( mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
  4. ( sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; " the Yankees swept the series"
  5. similar things placed in order or happening one after another; " they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
  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. ( sports) several contests played successively by the same teams; " the visiting team swept the series"
  8. 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.
  9. A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
  10. 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.
  11. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Sing. and pl. a succession of things connected by some likeness: sequence: order: ( math.) a progression of numbers or quantities according to a certain law.
  15. Order; succession.
  16. A connected succession.
  17. A succession of things in the same order, and having the same mutual relation; course; train; in arith. or alg., a number of terms in succession, increasing or diminishing according to a certain law.
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