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  3  definitions  found 
 
  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}, 
  {Seraglio}.] 
  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. 
  --Macaulay. 
 
  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  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  series 
  n  1:  similar  things  placed  or  happening  one  after  another;  "they 
  were  investigating  a  series  of  bank  robberies" 
  2:  a  serialized  set  of  programs;  "a  comedey  series"  [syn:  {serial}] 
  3:  a  periodical  that  appears  at  scheduled  times  [syn:  {serial}, 
  {serial  publication}] 
  4:  the  playoff  for  the  baseball  championship;  "we  watched  the 
  Wordl  Series  on  TV"  [syn:  {World  Series},  {Series}] 
  5:  the  sum  of  a  finite  or  infinite  sequence  of  expressions 




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