(Latin: serere, a string, a thread; a row, succession, sequence; to join together, to connect, to combine)
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.
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.
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.
2. To broadcast, televise, or film in serial form.
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.