series meaning

[ 'siəri:z ] Pronunciation:   "series" in a sentence
  • Noun: series (series)  si(u)reez
    1. Similar things placed in order or happening one after another
      "they were investigating a series of bank robberies" 
    2. A serialized set of programs
      "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
      - serial 
    3. A periodical that appears at scheduled times
      - serial, serial publication 
    4. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
      "the visiting team swept the series" 
    5. (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other
      "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors" 
    6. A group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
      "the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies" 
    7. (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

    Sounds like: Ceres

    Derived forms: series

    See also: serial

    Type of: broadcast, competition, connectedness, connection, connexion [Brit], contest, group, grouping, multinomial, order, ordering, ordination, periodical, polynomial, program, programme [Brit, Cdn]

    Encyclopedia: Series Series, World

  • [Business]
    AmE / noun [C] (plural series)



    a range of similar products produced by one company:

    the BMW 3 series

    a new title in the popular series of video games

    The new L Series represents a more ambitious strategy to grow the business.

    2 (Finance )

    a group of shares, bonds, etc. that have the same rules and guarantees about the rights of the owners, payment of interest, etc:

    The company's shares are divided into Series A shares and Series B shares.

    A Series EE bond cannot be redeemed

    (= exchanged for cash) until 12 months after its issue date.

    The board of directors will fix the number of shares in each series and the provisions attached to each series before issue.

    CLASS (3)


    several events or things of a similar kind that happen one after the other:

    a series of meetings

    The share price has fallen sharply after a series of profit warnings.

    The company grew through a series of acquisitions and mergers.

  • [Economics]
    A sequence of numbers defined by an initial term and a rule for getting from each term to the next. For example, in the arithmetic progression a, a + b, a + 2b, etc., the first term is a, and the rule for getting to the next term is to add a constant b to the previous one. Such a series can be continued indefinitely. A convergent series is one where the sum of the first N terms tends to a finite limit as N tends to infinity; a divergent series is one where the sum of the first N terms does not tend to a finite limit (an arithmetic progression, for example, does not converge).

    See also:

    convergent series, and divergent series

  • [Electricity]
    An arrangement of circuit components end to end to form a single path for current.

  • [Electronics]
    1. The sum of a mathematical sequence (see SEQUENCE,
    2). 2. Pertaining to the connection of elements or components end-to-end (see SERIES CIRCUIT).


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  1. no antivenin was necessary in this series.
  2. boom ! boom ! boom ! a series of explosions shook the valley.
  3. the roman plan and series were the same.
  4. the information on the cards includes series.
  5. this is called a deseasonalizing time series.

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