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Meaning of SERIAL

Pronunciation:  'seereeul

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a periodical that appears at scheduled times
  2. [n]  a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
  3. [adj]  in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
  4. [adj]  (computer science) of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations; "serial processing"
  5. [adj]  pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series; "serial monogamy" or"serial killing"; "a serial killer"
  6. [adj]  (music) pertaining to or composed in serial technique; "serial music"

SERIAL is a 6 letter word that starts with S.


 Synonyms: asynchronous, consecutive, in series(p), nonparallel, ordered, sequent, sequential, serial publication, series, successive
 See Also: broadcast, episode, installment, instalment, issue, monthly, number, periodical, program, programme, quarterly, soap opera, tetralogy, weekly



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Se"ri*al\, a.
    1. Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series;
       appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial
       work or publication. ``Classification . . . may be more or
       less serial.'' --H. Spencer.
    2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to rows. --Gray.
    {Serial homology}. (Biol.) See under {Homology}.
    {Serial symmetry}. (Biol.) See under {Symmetry}.
  2. \Se"ri*al\, n.
    A publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a
    tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a