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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. A number of things or events succeeding one another in order, and similarly related to each other; a sequence.
  15. 1. A succession of similar objects following one another in space or time. 2. In chemistry, a group of substances either elements or compounds, having similar properties or differing from each other in composition by a constant ratio.
  16. 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.
  17. Order; succession.
  18. A connected succession.
  19. A connected succession of things having certain properties in common; succession; sequence; order; a number of terms in succession increasing or diminishing in a certain ratio.
  20. 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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Usage examples for series

  1. She ascended the steps, stood beside him just within the porch, and for the first time obtained a series of short views of his person, as they waited there in silence. – Desperate Remedies by Thomas Hardy
  2. Leaving the now useless wheel, Eben rushed to the side of the boat and lifted up his voice in a series of ringing calls for help. – Jess of the Rebel Trail by H. A. Cody
  3. Would you like a series of papers to run through three months, or six, or nine- or about four months, say?" – The Boys' Life of Mark Twain by Albert Bigelow Paine
  4. It made no statements, but asked a series of questions concerning the financial obligations of Messrs. – The Day of Judgment by Joseph Hocking
  5. A terrible cloud of misfortune was gathering over her, accompanied by a series of adventures the most mysterious and the most incredible. – Story of My Life, volumes 1-3 by Augustus J. C. Hare
  6. Series B: Lesson 8, Finding a job. – Community Civics and Rural Life by Arthur W. Dunn
  7. The series of steps led into the so- called Court of the Women. – The Makers and Teachers of Judaism by Charles Foster Kent
  8. She was, he discovered, one of those persons whose conversation was a series of exclamation marks. – The Wooden Horse by Hugh Walpole
  9. On the top of the ridge he stopped again, to spend the last of his breath in another series of wild shouts. – When A Man's A Man by Harold Bell Wright
  10. And if you wish to know what the present was you may find out by reading the next book in this series. – The Story of a White Rocking Horse by Laura Lee Hope
  11. This was the first of a series of questions which opened the hearts of these people to me. – In the Track of the Troops by R.M. Ballantyne
  12. The last ball game of the series between Yale and Harvard comes off next week? – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. The Circuit Courts form the next series of the Federal courts higher than the District Courts. – Government and Administration of the United States by Westel W. Willoughby and William F. Willoughby
  14. List of the Series. – Lover or Friend by Rosa Nouchette Carey
  15. Indeed, all the accounts from India, from one end to another, are nothing but a series of fraud, while Mr. Hastings was concerned in them. – The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke, Vol. XII. (of XII.) by Edmund Burke
  16. After trying sittings here and there, we finally settled upon a series of afternoon sessions in Fowler's own house. – The Shadow World by Hamlin Garland
  17. She swerved to avoid a boulder which would have broken her ski had she crashed into it, and rode out a series of long, undulating hollows. – Behind the Green Door by Mildred A. Wirt
  18. A complete List of the Series will be found on the following pages. – Khaled, A Tale of Arabia by F. Marion Crawford
  19. Fleurus was decided in June 1794. It was not a battle in which British troops were concerned, and therefore can form no part of this series. – Tourcoing by Hilaire Belloc
  20. There are five volumes in the series, and they will form a very choice addition to a youth's library. – Rollo in Geneva by Jacob Abbott
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