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SERIES

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does series mean? 

SERIES (noun)
  The noun SERIES has 7 senses:

1. similar things placed in order or happening one after another
2. a serialized set of programs
3. a periodical that appears at scheduled times
4. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams
5. a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection
6. (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
7. (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other

  Familiarity information: SERIES used as a noun is common.


 Dictionary entry details 


SERIES (noun)


Sense 1series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Similar things placed in order or happening one after another

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context example:

they were investigating a series of bank robberies

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

order; ordering; ordination (logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "series"):

actinide series ((chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium)

helium group (the series of inert gases)

wave train (a succession of waves spaced at regular intervals)

succession (a group of people or things arranged or following in order)

string; train (a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding)

sequence (serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern)

blizzard; rash (a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences)

patterned advance; progression (a series with a definite pattern of advance)

nexus (a connected series or group)

hierarchy (a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system)

electrochemical series; electromotive force series; electromotive series (a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series)

cycle (a series of poems or songs on the same theme)

course; line (a connected series of events or actions or developments)

chain; concatenation (a series of things depending on each other as if linked together)

Stations; Stations of the Cross ((Roman Catholic Church) a devotion consisting of fourteen prayers said before a series of fourteen pictures or carvings representing successive incidents during Jesus' passage from Pilate's house to his crucifixion at Calvary)

lanthanide series (the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum)


Sense 2series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A serialized set of programs

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

serial; series

Context examples:

a comedy series / the Masterworks concert series

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

broadcast; program; programme (a radio or television show)

Meronyms (parts of "series"):

episode; installment; instalment (a part of a broadcast serial)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "series"):

soap opera (a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products))

tetralogy (a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels))


Sense 3series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A periodical that appears at scheduled times

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Synonyms:

serial publication; serial; series

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

periodical (a publication that appears at fixed intervals)

Meronyms (parts of "series"):

installment; instalment (a part of a published serial)

Meronyms (members of "series"):

issue; number (one of a series published periodically)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "series"):

biweekly (a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks (either 104 or 26 issues per year))

bimonthly (a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year))

quarterly (a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year))

monthly (a periodical that is published every month (or 12 issues per year))

semimonthly (a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year))

weekly (a periodical that is published every week (or 52 issues per year))

semiweekly (a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year))


Sense 4series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural events

Context example:

the visiting team swept the series

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

competition; contest (an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants)

Domain category:

athletics; sport (an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "series"):

World Series (series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship)

home stand (a series of successive games played at a team's home field or court)


Sense 5series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection

Classified under:

Nouns denoting groupings of people or objects

Context examples:

the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers / his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

group; grouping (any number of entities (members) considered as a unit)


Sense 6series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

multinomial; polynomial (a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms)

Domain category:

math; mathematics; maths (a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "series"):

power series (the sum of terms containing successively higher integral powers of a variable)

convergence; convergency (the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit)

divergence; divergency (an infinite series that has no limit)

geometric series (a geometric progression written as a sum)

Fourier series (the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions)

exponential series (a series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression)


Sense 7series [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

(electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other

Classified under:

Nouns denoting relations between people or things or ideas

Context example:

the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors

Hypernyms ("series" is a kind of...):

connectedness; connection; connexion (a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it))

Domain category:

electronics (the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices)


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