Origin of serial
Related Words for serialsequential, following, consecutive, continual, continuing, ensuing, successive, sequent, successional, continued, succedent, succeeding
Examples from the Web for serial
Contemporary Examples of serial
But when a serial sex predator is playing fanboy, the gag reflex kicks in.Sleazy Billionaire’s Double Life Featured Beach Parties With Stephen Hawking
January 8, 2015
Hell, he says Koenig never referred to it as Serial or even as a podcast.
In all fairness to Jay, he told The Intercept that he never expected to be a major figure in Serial.
Interviews in Serial (including ones from Adnan) do acknowledge that Jay was known as a resident bad boy at Woodlawn High School.
We began a journey with Koenig in the first episode of Serial.Adnan Killed Her! No, Jay Did It! Serial’s Uncertain, True-to-Reality End
December 18, 2014
Historical Examples of serial
But the whole of active life is a serial and coordinated business.Evolution in Modern Thought
It's a serial story, and will be continued in our next issue.The Call of the Beaver Patrol
V. T. Sherman
He turned to the serial story and began to read the synopsis.The Girl on the Boat
Pelham Grenville Wodehouse
The night bombarder has been telling me this yarn in serial form.High Adventure
James Norman Hall
Suppose my serial story should be accepted and they should send me a check.Old Ebenezer
Word Origin for serial
"coming in regular succession," 1840, from series + -al (1); popularized in reference to Dickens' novels, published one part at a time in periodicals (as opposed to all at once in a book). Found to be a useful word and given wide application. Serial number, indicating position in a series, first recorded 1866, originally of papers, packages, etc.; of soldiers from 1918. Serial killer is first attested 1981 (in relation to John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy), though serial had been used in connection with murders since the early 1960s. Related: Serially.
1846, from serial (adj.).