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English adjective: serial

1. serial in regular succession without gaps

SamplesSerial concerts.

Synonymsconsecutive, sequent, sequential, successive


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


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.


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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