[seer-ee-ey-shuh n]


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

Nearby words

  1. serialization,
  2. serialize,
  3. serially,
  4. seriate,
  5. seriatim,
  6. seric-,
  7. sericate,
  8. sericeous,
  9. sericin,
  10. sericite

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

  • 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