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Definition of serial

What does serial mean?


  1. a serialized set of programs
  2. a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    • synonyms of serial: serial publication / series
    • more generic word: periodical = a publication that appears at fixed intervals
    • more specific words:
      • semiweekly = a periodical that is published twice each week
      • weekly = a periodical that is published every week
      • semimonthly = a periodical that is published twice each month
      • monthly = a periodical that is published every month
      • quarterly = a periodical that is published every quarter
      • bimonthly = a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months
      • biweekly = a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks
    • part: installment / instalment = a part of a published serial
    • member: number / issue = one of a series published periodically


  1. pertaining to or composed in serial technique
    • example: serial music
    • domain: music
  2. pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series
    • examples: serial monogamy | serial killing | a serial killer | serial publication

adjective satellite

  1. in regular succession without gaps
  2. of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations

Alternative definition


  1. Having to do with or arranged in a series.
  2. Published or produced in installments.


  1. A work, as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.
  2. [computing, slang] A serial number required to activate software.

Phrases with serial

  1. Serial Ata
  2. Serial Key
  3. Serial Bond
  4. Serial File
  5. serial port
  6. Serial Comma
  7. serial music
  8. serial killer
  9. Serial Number
  10. serial printer
  11. Serial Interval
  12. serial monogamy
  13. serial murderer
  14. serial operation
  15. serial processing
  16. serial publication
  17. Universal Serial Bus


  1. "Serial" is a comedy film from 1980 produced by Paramount Pictures. The screenplay, by Rich Eustis and Michael Elias, is drawn from the novel The Serial: A Year in the Life of Marin County by Cyra McFadden, published in 1977. Produced by Sidney Beckerman and directed by Bill Persky, the film stars Martin Mull, Tuesday Weld, Sally Kellerman, Christopher Lee, Bill Macy, Peter Bonerz, and Tom Smothers. The original music score was composed by Lalo Schifrin.
  2. "Serial" is a film.


Serial: The term "serial" refers to the intrinsic property of a series ¬タヤnamely its order. In literature, the term is used as a noun to refer to a format by which a story is told in contiguous installments in sequential issues of a single periodical publication.

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Google previewDictionary for Library and Information Science (2004)

by Joan M. Reitz

seriality 649 serial index An index to the content of a publication issued in successively numbered parts, usually a cumulative author and/or title index compiled by the publisher, appearing at the end of the last issue of the publication year.

Google previewThe Concise Oxford Dictionary of Mathematics (2009)

by Christopher Clapham, James Nicholson

serial (of a relation) A *binary relation which is *connected, *asymmetric and *transitive, imposing an ordering on the whole set. For example, 'is greater than' imposes ...

Google previewAcademic Dictionary of Film, Television and Theatre

Serial Digital Transport Interface (SDTI) : SMPTE 305M. Allows faster-than- renltime transfers between various servers and between acquisition tapes, disk- based editing systems and servers, with both 270 Mb and 360 Mb are supported.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Perception (2010)

by E. Bruce Goldstein

SeRial. ViSual. pReSentation. Producers of music videos have often been known to include sequences where the images change 10 times per second or more. Despite the fact that each image is only present for about a 10th of a ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Associations and Information Sources for Architects, Designers, and Engineers (1998)

by David Kent Ballast

and International Standard Serial Number (ISSN) are given when known.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Health Services Research (2009)

by Ross M. Mullner

The database also includes links to additional information about the journals, such as the International Standard Serial Number (ISSN), pricing, indexing of the journal articles within the PubMed database, and links to publishers' Web sites.

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Scrabble value of S1E1R1I1A1L1

The value of this 6-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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