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English noun: series

1. series (group) similar things placed in order or happening one after another


SamplesThey were investigating a series of bank robberies.


Broader (hypernym)order, ordering, ordination


Narrower (hyponym)actinide series, blizzard, chain, concatenation, cordon, course, cycle, electrochemical series, electromotive force series, electromotive series, helium group, hierarchy, lanthanide series, line, nexus, patterned advance, progression, rash, sequence, Stations, Stations of the Cross, string, succession, train, wave train

2. series (communication) a serialized set of programs


SamplesA comedy series.
The Masterworks concert series.


Synonymsserial


Broader (hypernym)broadcast, program, programme


Narrower (hyponym)soap opera, tetralogy


Part holonymepisode, installment, instalment

3. series (communication) a periodical that appears at scheduled times


Synonymsserial, serial publication


Broader (hypernym)periodical


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


Part holonyminstallment, instalment


Member holonymissue, number

4. series (event) (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams


SamplesThe visiting team swept the series.


Broader (hypernym)competition, contest


Narrower (hyponym)home stand, World Series


Domain categoryathletics, sport

5. series (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other


SamplesThe voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors.


Broader (hypernym)connectedness, connection, connexion


Domain categoryelectronics

6. series (group) a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection


SamplesThe Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers.
His coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies.


Broader (hypernym)group, grouping

7. series (cognition) (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions


Broader (hypernym)multinomial, polynomial


Narrower (hyponym)convergence, convergency, divergence, divergency, exponential series, Fourier series, geometric series, power series


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths









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