# Definitions and Synonyms of *series* | Another word for *series* | What is *series? *

*Definition 1: (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions - [noun denoting cognition]*

*(**series* is a kind of ...) a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms

*series*is a kind of ...) a mathematical function that is the sum of a number of terms

*(... is a kind of **series* ) the sum of terms containing successively higher integral powers of a variable

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

*(... is a kind of **series* ) the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit

*series*) the approach of an infinite series to a finite limit

*(... is a kind of **series* ) an infinite series that has no limit

*series*) an infinite series that has no limit

*(... is a kind of **series* ) a geometric progression written as a sum

*series*) a geometric progression written as a sum

*(... is a kind of **series* ) the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions

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

*(... is a kind of **series* ) a series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression

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

*(series* belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

## Definition 2: a periodical that appears at scheduled times - [noun denoting communication]

### Synonyms for series in the sense of this definition

### (*series* is a kind of ...) a publication that appears at fixed intervals

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published every month (or 12 issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published twice each week (or 104 issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published every week (or 52 issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published twice each month (or 24 issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published twice a week or every two weeks (either 104 or 26 issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published every quarter (or four issues per year)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a periodical that is published twice a month or every two months (either 24 or 6 issues per year)

### (*series* is a part of ...) a part of a published serial

### (*series* is a member of ...) one of a series published periodically

*"she found an old issue of the magazine in her dentist's waiting room"*

## Definition 3: a serialized set of programs - [noun denoting communication]

### Samples where series or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*a comedy series**the Masterworks concert series*

### Synonyms for series in the sense of this definition

### (*series* is a kind of ...) a radio or television show

*"did you see his program last night?"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a serialized program usually dealing with sentimentalized family matters that is broadcast on radio or television (frequently sponsored by a company advertising soap products)

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of four related works (plays or operas or novels)

### (*series* is a part of ...) a part of a broadcast serial

## Definition 4: (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams - [noun denoting event]

### Samples where series or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the visiting team swept the series*

### (*series* is a kind of ...) an occasion on which a winner is selected from among two or more contestants

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of successive games played at a team's home field or court

### (... is a kind of *series* ) series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship

*"we watched the World Series on TV"*

### (series belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

## Definition 5: similar things placed in order or happening one after another - [noun denoting group]

### Samples where series or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*they were investigating a series of bank robberies*

### (*series* is a kind of ...) logical or comprehensible arrangement of separate elements

*"we shall consider these questions in the inverse order of their presentation"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) (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

### (... is a kind of *series* ) (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium

### (... is a kind of *series* ) the series of inert gases

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a succession of waves spaced at regular intervals

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a group of people or things arranged or following in order

*"a succession of stalls offering soft drinks"*

*"a succession of failures"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a sequentially ordered set of things or events or ideas in which each successive member is related to the preceding

*"a string of islands"*

*"train of mourners"*

*"a train of thought"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) serial arrangement in which things follow in logical order or a recurrent pattern

*"the sequence of names was alphabetical"*

*"he invented a technique to determine the sequence of base pairs in DNA"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of unexpected and unpleasant occurrences

*"a rash of bank robberies"*

*"a blizzard of lawsuits"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series with a definite pattern of advance

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a connected series or group

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of ordered groupings of people or things within a system

*"put honesty first in her hierarchy of values"*

### (... is a kind of *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

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of poems or songs on the same theme

*"Schubert's song cycles"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a connected series of events or actions or developments

*"the government took a firm course"*

*"historians can only point out those lines for which evidence is available"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of sentinels or of military posts enclosing or guarding some place or thing

### (... is a kind of *series* ) a series of things depending on each other as if linked together

*"the chain of command"*

*"a complicated concatenation of circumstances"*

### (... is a kind of *series* ) the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum

## Definition 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 - [noun denoting group]

### Samples where series or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

### (*series* is a kind of ...) any number of entities (members) considered as a unit

## Definition 7: (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other - [noun denoting linkdef]

### Samples where series or its synonyms are used according to this definition

*the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors*

### (*series* is a kind of ...) a relation between things or events (as in the case of one causing the other or sharing features with it)

*"there was a connection between eating that pickle and having that nightmare"*