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serial

[ seer-ee-uhl ]
/ ˈsɪər i əl /
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noun
anything published, broadcast, etc., in short installments at regular intervals, as a novel appearing in successive issues of a magazine.
Library Science. a publication in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designation and intended to be continued indefinitely.
adjective
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Origin of serial

From the New Latin word seriālis, dating back to 1835–45. See series, -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM serial

se·ri·al·ly, adverbnon·se·ri·al, noun, adjectivenon·se·ri·al·ly, adverb

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH serial

cereal, serial
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British Dictionary definitions for serial

serial
/ (ˈsɪərɪəl) /

noun
a novel, play, etc, presented in separate instalments at regular intervals
a publication, usually regularly issued and consecutively numbered
adjective

Derived forms of serial

serially, adverb

Word Origin for serial

C19: from New Latin seriālis, from Latin seriēs series
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