seri-, ser-

(Latin: serere, a string, a thread; a row, succession, sequence; to join together, to connect, to combine)

1. The act of inserting: "She made an insertion of a coin into a vending machine."
2. Something inserted: "There was an insertion of text in the middle of the paragraph."
3. Additional written material that is inserted into a text.
4. The manner or place of attachment, as of an organ of the body.
5. With lace, embroidery, or the like, to be sewn at each edge between parts of other material.
mini-series, miniseries
A television series of short duration, on a single theme.
1. Of, forming, or arranged in a series.
2. Published or produced in installments, as a novel or television drama.
3. Responsible for a series of usually criminal acts over a period of time: "They caught the serial arsonist."
4. In music: Relating to or based on a row of tones, especially the 12 pitches of the chromatic scale.
5. Computer Science: Of or relating to the sequential transmission of all the bits of a byte over one wire: a serial port; a serial printer; relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations.

A serial in a magazine is so arranged that one part of a story appears one month, and other parts in subsequent months, all the parts being connected in one story.

1. Serial compositions.
2. The theory or composition of serial music.

A technique for composing music that uses a tone row (a nonrepeating arrangement of the 12 tones of the chromatic scale) as the unifying basis for a composition's melody, harmony, structural progressions, and variations.

Someone who uses the method of musical composition in which all twelve chromatic tones of the octave appear in strict order.
serialization, serialisation (British)
To write or to publish in serial form.
serialize, serialise (British), serializing, serialized
1. To publish in serial form.
2. To broadcast, televise, or film in serial form.
In a serial manner: "They played serially composed music."
A series of X-ray pictures.
Arranged in a row or series.
One after another; in a series.
1. A group or a number of related or similar things, events, etc., arranged or occurring in temporal, spatial, or other order or succession; a sequence.
2. A number of games, contests, or sporting events, with the same participants, considered as a unit.
3. A set, as of coins or stamps.
4. A set of successive volumes or issues of a periodical published in like form with similarity of subject or purpose.
5. Radio and Television, a daily or weekly program with the same cast and format and a continuing story, as a soap opera, situation comedy, or drama; a number of related programs having the same theme, cast, or format.
6. In rhetoric, a succession of coordinate sentence elements.
7. In geology, a division of stratified rocks that is of next higher rank to a stage and next lower rank to a system, comprising deposits formed during part of a geological epoch.
8. In chemistry, a group of related chemical elements arranged in order of increasing atomic numbers.
9. In electricity, the arrangement of connecting components in a circuit to form a single path for current and operating with such arrangementa: series coil, series feed, series modulation, etc.

Often, a series of lectures in a college course in which there is a definite link; such as, modern art or domestic economy, binds the separate lectures together.

series circuit
An electrical circuit in which each component is joined end-to-end successively with the next, so that the same current flows through each component.
series hybrid
A type of hybrid electric vehicle that runs on battery power like a pure electric vehicle until the batteries discharge to a set level, when an alternative power unit turns on to recharge the battery.
Arranged in or consisting of a single row or series.