serialize

[ seer-ee-uh-lahyz ]
/ ˈsɪər i əˌlaɪz /

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.

Nearby words

  1. serial rights,
  2. serial section,
  3. serial-access,
  4. serialism,
  5. serialization,
  6. serially,
  7. seriate,
  8. seriatim,
  9. seriation,
  10. seric-

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

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British Dictionary definitions for serialize

serialize

serialise

/ (ˈsɪərɪəˌlaɪz) /

verb

(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

serialize

v.

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

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