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Series Se"ries, n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. ??? to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf. {Assert}, {Desert} a solitude, {Exert}, {Insert}, {Seraglio}.] 1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events. [1913 Webster]

During some years his life a series of triumphs. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]

2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups. [1913 Webster]

Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species. [1913 Webster]

3. (Bot.) In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the {cohort} of some writers, and to the {order} of many modern systematists. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Math.) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series. [1913 Webster]

5. (Elec.) A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed to {parallel}. The parts so arranged are said to be

{in series}. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

6. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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  • order — ► NOUN 1) the arrangement of people or things according to a particular sequence or method. 2) a state in which everything is in its correct place. 3) a state in which the laws and rules regulating public behaviour are observed. 4) an… …   English terms dictionary

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  • Order — Or der, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Ordered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Ordering}.] [From {Order}, n.] 1. To put in order; to reduce to a methodical arrangement; to arrange in a series, or with reference to an end. Hence, to regulate; to dispose; to direct; to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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  • Order — Sf Anweisung, Befehl per. Wortschatz fremd. Erkennbar fremd (17. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus frz. ordre, das von l. ordo Ordnung, Regel stammt. Verb: ordern, beordern.    Ebenso nndl. order, ne. order, nschw. order, nnorw. ordre; Orden.… …   Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

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  • Order — »Befehl, Anweisung; Bestellung, Auftrag«: Das Fremdwort wurde im 17. Jh. aus gleichbed. frz. ordre (afrz. ordene) entlehnt, das auf lat. ordo (ordinis) »Ordnung; Rang; Verordnung« (vgl. ↑ Orden) zurückgeht. Die Verwendung im kaufmännischen… …   Das Herkunftswörterbuch

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