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

British Dictionary definitions for serialize




(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 serialize

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

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