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English adjective: serial

1. serial in regular succession without gaps


SamplesSerial concerts.


Synonymsconsecutive, sequent, sequential, successive


Similarordered


Antonymsunordered, disordered

2. serial pertaining to or composed in serial technique


SamplesSerial music.


Domain categorymusic

3. serial pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series


SamplesSerial monogamy.
Serial killing.
A serial killer.
Serial publication.

4. serial of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations


SamplesSerial processing.


Synonymsin series, nonparallel


Similarasynchronous


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


Antonymssynchronal, synchronic, synchronous


English noun: serial

1. serial (communication) a serialized set of programs


SamplesA comedy series.
The Masterworks concert series.


Synonymsseries


Broader (hypernym)broadcast, program, programme


Narrower (hyponym)soap opera, tetralogy


Part holonymepisode, installment, instalment

2. serial (communication) a periodical that appears at scheduled times


Synonymsserial publication, series


Broader (hypernym)periodical


Narrower (hyponym)bimonthly, biweekly, monthly, quarterly, semimonthly, semiweekly, weekly


Part holonyminstallment, instalment


Member holonymissue, number









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