in series
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.]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

### Look at other dictionaries:

• in series — phrasal in a serial or series arrangement …   New Collegiate Dictionary

• Series-parallel networks problem — In combinatorial mathematics, the series parallel networks problem asks for the number of series parallel networks that can be formed using a given number of edges. The edges can be distinguishable or indistinguishable.Indistinguishable edgesWhen …   Wikipedia

• 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Series winding — (Elec.) A winding in which the armature coil and the field magnet coil are in series with the external circuits; opposed to {shunt winding}. {Se ries wound }, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Series-wound — Series winding Series winding (Elec.) A winding in which the armature coil and the field magnet coil are in series with the external circuits; opposed to {shunt winding}. {Se ries wound }, a. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• Series dynamo — (Elec.) (a) A series wound dynamo. (b) A dynamo running in series with another or others. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

• In Sickness and in Health — This article is about the BBC sitcom. For the Demented Are Go album, see In Sickness In Health. For the Fear Itself episode, see In Sickness and in Health (Fear Itself episode). In Sickness and in Health Format Sitcom Created by Johnny Speight… …   Wikipedia

• Series and parallel circuits — If two or more circuit components are connected end to end like a daisy chain, it is said they are connected in series . A series circuit provides a single path for electric current through all of its components.If two or more circuit components… …   Wikipedia

• Series (United States currency) — On U.S. currency, the series refers to the year appearing on the front of a bill, indicating when the bill s design was adopted. The printed series year does not indicate the year a bill was printed, instead it indicates the earliest year that… …   Wikipedia

• Séries+ — Infobox TV channel name = Séries+ logofile = Series+.svg logoalt = logosize = 200px launch = January 31, 2000 closed date = picture format = share = share as of = share source = network = owner = Astral Media (50% managing partner) CW Media (50%) …   Wikipedia