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## series

```  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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