I. adjective Date: 1840 1. of, relating to, consisting of, or arranged in a series, rank, or row <
serial order
2. appearing in successive parts or numbers <
a serial story
3. belonging to a series maturing periodically rather than on a single date <
serial bonds
4. of, relating to, or being music based on a series of tones in a chosen pattern without regard for traditional tonality 5. a. performing a series of similar acts over a period of time <
a serial killer
b. occurring in or involving such a series <
a serial murder
6. relating to or being a connection in a computer system in which the bits of a byte are transmitted sequentially over a single wire — compare parallelserially adverb II. noun Date: 1846 1. a. a work appearing (as in a magazine or on television) in parts at intervals b. one part of a serial work ; installment 2. a publication (as a newspaper or journal) issued as one of a consecutively numbered and indefinitely continued series

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