series


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W1S2 [ˈsıəri:z US ˈsır-] n plural series [C usually singular]
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1 series of something
2¦(planned events)¦
3¦(tv/radio)¦
4¦(books/articles etc)¦
5¦(similar things)¦
6¦(sport)¦
7 in series
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[Date: 1600-1700; : Latin; Origin: serere 'to join']
1.) series of sth
several events or actions of a similar type that happen one after the other
the series of events that led to the outbreak of war
The police are investigating a series of attacks in the area.
There's been a whole series of accidents on this road.
2.) ¦(PLANNED EVENTS)¦
a group of events or actions that are planned to happen one after the other
series of
This autumn the BBC will be showing a series of French films.
Staff will hold a series of meetings over the next few weeks.
a summer lecture series
3.) ¦(TV/RADIO)¦
a set of television or radio programmes that have the same characters or deal with the same type of subject, and are usually broadcast every week or several times a week
a new comedy series
a weekly TV series
4.) ¦(BOOKS/ARTICLES ETC)¦
several books, articles etc that deal with the same subject or tell stories about the same characters
series of
a series of articles on community care
a science fiction series
5.) ¦(SIMILAR THINGS)¦
several things of the same kind
series of
a series of laws against discrimination
The area is linked by a series of canals.
6.) ¦(SPORT)¦
a set of sports games played between the same two teams
the World Series
(=in baseball)
Test series
(=in ↑cricket)
7.) in series
technical being connected so that electricity passes though the parts of something electrical in the correct order

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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