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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

(... is a kind of 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

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

(... is a kind of 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

(... is a kind of 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"

(series belongs to category ...) the branch of physics that deals with the emission and effects of electrons and with the use of electronic devices

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