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  4  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Serial  \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}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Serial  \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 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  in  regular  succession  without  gaps;  "serial  concerts"  [syn: 
  {consecutive},  {sequent},  {sequential},  {successive}] 
  2:  (music)  pertaining  to  or  composed  in  serial  technique; 
  "serial  music" 
  3:  pertaining  to  or  occurring  in  or  producing  a  series;  "serial 
  monogamy"  or  "serial  killing";  "a  serial  killer" 
  4:  (computer  science)  of  or  relating  to  the  sequential 
  performance  of  multiple  operations;  "serial  processing" 
  [syn:  {nonparallel}] 
  n  1:  a  serialized  set  of  programs;  "a  comedey  series"  [syn:  {series}] 
  2:  a  periodical  that  appears  at  scheduled  times  [syn:  {series}, 
  {serial  publication}] 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
  SERIAL,  n.  A  literary  work  usually  a  story  that  is  not  true, 
  creeping  through  several  issues  of  a  newspaper  or  magazine. 
  Frequently  appended  to  each  installment  is  a  "synposis  of  preceding 
  chapters"  for  those  who  have  not  read  them  but  a  direr  need  is  a 
  synposis  of  succeeding  chapters  for  those  who  do  not  intend  to  read 
  _them_.  A  synposis  of  the  entire  work  would  be  still  better. 
  The  late  James  F.  Bowman  was  writing  a  serial  tale  for  a  weekly 
  paper  in  collaboration  with  a  genius  whose  name  has  not  come  down  to 
  us  They  wrote,  not  jointly  but  alternately,  Bowman  supplying  the 
  installment  for  one  week,  his  friend  for  the  next  and  so  on  world 
  without  end  they  hoped.  Unfortunately  they  quarreled,  and  one  Monday 
  morning  when  Bowman  read  the  paper  to  prepare  himself  for  his  task,  he 
  found  his  work  cut  out  for  him  in  a  way  to  surprise  and  pain  him  His 
  collaborator  had  embarked  every  character  of  the  narrative  on  a  ship 
  and  sunk  them  all  in  the  deepest  part  of  the  Atlantic. 

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