(noun, adjective)


1. (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit.

- You have to connect the lights in series for them to work properly.


1. similar things placed in order or happening one after another

- they were investigating a series of bank robberies

Definition categories: group, order, ordering, ordination

2. a serialized set of programs

- a comedy series

- the Masterworks concert series

Similar word(s): serial

Definition categories: communication, broadcast, program, programme

3. a periodical that appears at scheduled times

Similar word(s): serial

Definition categories: communication, periodical

4. (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams

- the visiting team swept the series

Definition categories: event, competition, contest

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

Definition categories: link, connectedness, connection, connexion

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

Definition categories: group, grouping

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

Definition categories: thought, multinomial, polynomial

Sentences with series as a noun:

- A series of seemingly inconsequential events led cumulatively to the fall of the company.

- Friends was one of the most successful television series in recent years.

- The third series of Friends aired from 1996 to 1997.

- The harmonic series has been much studied.

- The Blue Jays are playing the Yankees in a four-game series.