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serialize

[seer-ee-uh-lahyz]
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verb (used with object), se·ri·al·ized, se·ri·al·iz·ing.
  1. to publish in serial form.
  2. to broadcast, televise, or film in serial form.
Also especially British, se·ri·al·ise.

Origin of serialize

First recorded in 1890–95; serial + -ize
Related formsse·ri·al·i·za·tion, nounun·se·ri·al·ized, adjective
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serialize

serialise

verb
  1. (tr) to publish or present in the form of a serial
Derived Formsserialization or serialisation, noun
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Word Origin and History for serialization

n.

1856, noun of action from serialize.

serialize

v.

1852 (implied in serialized), from serial + -ize. Related: Serializing.

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