verb (used with object), se·ri·al·ized, se·ri·al·iz·ing.

to publish in serial form.
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 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for serialised

Historical Examples of serialised

  • The concupiscence of princes was serialised for the mirth of the crowd.

    George Cruikshank

    W. H. Chesson

British Dictionary definitions for serialised




(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 serialised



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

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