a number, usually one of a series, assigned for identification: the serial number of an automobile engine.
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- serial correlation,
- serial extraction,
- serial killer,
- serial monogamy,
- serial port,
- serial processing,
- serial radiography,
- serial rights,
- serial section
Origin of serial number
First recorded in 1895–1900
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any of the consecutive numbers assigned to machines, tools, books, etc
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