[ seer-eez ]
/ ˈsɪər iz /

noun, plural se·ries.


Electricity. consisting of or having component parts connected in series: a series circuit; a series generator.

Origin of series

1605–15; < Latin seriēs; akin to serere to connect


1 Series, sequence, succession are terms for an orderly following of things one after another. Series is applied to a number of things of the same kind, usually related to each other, arranged or happening in order: a series of baseball games. Sequence stresses the continuity in time, thought, cause and effect, etc.: The scenes came in a definite sequence. Succession implies that one thing is followed by another or others in turn, usually though not necessarily with a relation or connection between them: succession to a throne; a succession of calamities.


mul·ti·se·ries, noun, plural mul·ti·se·ries. sub·se·ries, noun, plural sub·se·ries. su·per·se·ries, noun, plural su·per·se·ries.

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British Dictionary definitions for series

/ (ˈsɪəriːz, -rɪz) /

noun plural -ries

Word Origin for series

C17: from Latin: a row, from serere to link

Medical definitions for series

[ sîrēz ]

n. pl. series

A number of objects or events arranged or coming one after the other in succession.
A group of objects related by linearly varying successive differences in form or configuration, as in a radioactive decay series.

Scientific definitions for series

[ sîrēz ]

The sum of a sequence of terms, for example 2 + 22 + 23 + 24 + 25 + …
A group of rock formations closely related in time of origin and distinct as a group from other formations.