Hypertext Webster Gateway: "series"

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Series \Se"ries\, n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or
bind together; cf. Gr. ??? to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf.
{Assert}, {Desert} a solitude, {Exert}, {Insert},
1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in
order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order;
course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of
calamitous events.

During some years his life a series of triumphs.

2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants
including several subordinate related groups.

Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes
only orders or families; in other cases only species.

3. (Math.) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one
another, each of which is derived from one or more of the
preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series;
as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) (web1913)

Series \Se"ries\, n.
1. (Bot.) In Engler's system of plant classification, a group
of families showing certain structural or morphological
relationships. It corresponds to the {cohort} of some
writers, and to the {order} of many modern systematists.

2. (Elec.) A mode of arranging the separate parts of a
circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form
a single path for the current; -- opposed to {parallel}.
The parts so arranged are said to be

{in series}.

3. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.

From WordNet (r) 1.7 (wn)

n 1: similar things placed in order or happening one after
another; "they were investigating a series of bank
2: a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the
Masterworks concert series" [syn: {serial}]
3: a periodical that appears at scheduled times [syn: {serial},
{serial publication}]
4: (sports) several contests played successively by the same
teams; "the Yankees swept the series"
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; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating
famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection
included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
6: (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of
7: (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

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