[seer-ee-ey-shuh n]


the arrangement of a collection of artifacts into a chronological sequence.

Origin of seriation

1650–60; < Latin seri(ēs) series + -ation Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

Examples from the Web for seriation

Historical Examples of seriation

  • There are noted, however, by Bonnier certain improvements made by Albertus on Aristotle's view of the seriation of living things.

    Form and Function

    E. S. (Edward Stuart) Russell

Word Origin and History for seriation

"the forming of an orderly sequence," 1650s; see series + -ation.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper