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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.


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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