• WordNet 3.6
    • n series (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions
    • n series a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    • n series a serialized set of programs "a comedy series","the Masterworks concert series"
    • n series (sports) several contests played successively by the same teams "the visiting team swept the series"
    • n series similar things placed in order or happening one after another "they were investigating a series of bank robberies"
    • n series a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of coins or currency selected as a group for study or collection "the Post Office issued a series commemorating famous American entertainers","his coin collection included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
    • n series (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that current flows first through one and then through the other "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed resistors"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Elmer Smith was the first player to hit a grand slam in a World Series
    • Series (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.
    • Series 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. "During some years his life a series of triumphs."
    • Series (Com) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
    • Series (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 .
    • Series (Biol) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
    • Series (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.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The first World Series baseball playoffs occurred in 1903
    • n series A continued succession of similar things, or of things bearing a similar relation to one another; an extended order, line, or course; sequence; succession: as, a series of kings; a series of calamitous events; definitions arranged in several distinct series.
    • n series In geology, a set of strata possessing some common mineral or fossil characteristic: as, the greensand series; the Wenlock series.
    • n series In chem., a number of elements or compounds which have certain common properties and relations, or which exhibit, when arranged in orderly succession, a constant difference from member to member. Thus, the elements lithium, sodium, potassium, rubidium, and cæsium form a natural series having the familiar properties of the alkalis, and certain striking physical relations to the other elements. The hydrocarbons methane (CH4), ethane (C2H6), propane (C3H8), etc., form a series having the constant difference CH2 between successive members, but all the members having in common great chemical stability, slight reactive properties, and incapacity to unite directly with any element or radical.
    • n series In numismatics, a set of coins made at any one place or time, or issued by any one sovereign or government.
    • n series In philately, a set of similar postage- or revenue-stamps.
    • n series In mathematics, a progression; also, more usually, an algebraic expression appearing as a sum of a succession of terms subject to a regular law. In many cases the number of terms is infinite, in which case the addition cannot actually be performed; it is, however, indicated.
    • n series In systematic bot., according to Gray, the first group below kingdom and the next above class: equivalent to subkingdom or division (which see). In actual usage, however, this rule is by no means always observed. In Bentham and Hooker's “Genera” it is a group of cohorts with two stages between it and kingdom; and in the same and other good works it may be found denoting the first subdivision of an order, a tribe, a subtribe, a genus, and doubtless still other groups. It appears, however, always to mark a comprehensive and not very strongly accentuated division.
    • n series In zoology, a number of genera in a family, of families in an order, etc.; a section or division of a taxonomic group, containing two or more groups of a lower grade: loosely and variably used, like grade, group, cohort, phalanx, etc.
    • n series In ancient prosody, same as colon , 2.
    • n series In bibliography, a set of volumes, as of periodical publications or transactions of societies, separately numbered from another set of the same publication. Abbreviated ser.
    • n series where φ(μ) is defined by the equation
    • n series is equal to for values of φ between −π and +π; but for values between π and 2π, it is equal to ½(π − φ).
    • n series That the n th differential coefficient relatively to x should be equal to 2n! is the necessary and sufficient condition of n being prime.
    • n series A series which is convergent although if the signs of all the terms were the same (or their arguments considered as imaginaries were the same) it would be divergent.
    • n series In mathematics: A sequence of things such that the situation (before or after) of each can be told with respect to any other; a set.
    • n series In electricity, an arrangement of units of a group of cells, generators, or other electrical devices (such as condensers, resistance-coils, lamps, or the like), such that the positive terminal of the first is connected to the negative terminal of the second and so on. See series-connected.
    • n series A series not absolutely convergent.
    • n series In electricity See series-parallel circuit.
    • n series Same as absolutely convergent series.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: The New York Yankees have appeared in the World Series a league leading 38 times and won 26 titles
    • n.sing., pl Series sē′ri-ēz a succession of things connected by some likeness: sequence: order:
    • n.sing., pl Series sē′ri-ēz (math.) a progression of numbers or quantities according to a certain law
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  • Vincent Van Gogh
    “Great things are not done by impulse, but by a series of small things brought together.”
  • Nathaniel Hawthorne
    “A woman's chastity consists, like an onion, of a series of coats.”
  • Andy Warhol
    “Isn't life a series of images that change as they repeat themselves?”
  • Charles Feidelson
    Charles Feidelson
    “Life is a series of little deaths out of which life always returns.”
  • Jose Ortega Y Gasset
    “Life is a series of collisions with the future; it is not the sum of what we have been, but what we yearn to be.”
  • Shelley Bovey
    Shelley Bovey
    “Every day the fat woman dies a series of small deaths.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L.,—serĕre, sertum, to join.


In literature:

Moreover the entire series is but an organic part of the Odyssey.
"Homer's Odyssey" by Denton J. Snider
A coloured series of sixty-two books, priced at one shilling and sixpence each (Harris), was extremely popular.
"Children's Books and Their Illustrators" by Gleeson White
Who is there that has not watched, with admiration, the beautiful series of changes through which the moon passes every month?
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
Baraboo has an attractive situation on a series of hills about 1000 ft. above sea-level.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 3, Part 1, Slice 3" by Various
It also shows many inland volcanoes, isolated and in series.
"The Book of the National Parks" by Robert Sterling Yard
A long series of repudiations of these debts injured Southern credit for many years.
"The New Nation" by Frederic L. Paxson
Their series are neither so varied nor so complete as those of the earlier civilization.
"A History of Art in Chaldæa & Assyria, v. 1" by Georges Perrot
The most signal feature in the whole series is, however, out of the pale of commerce.
"The Book-Collector" by William Carew Hazlitt
The greatest of the Czars have done it through a series of centuries.
"The Land of Thor" by J. Ross Browne
"Ben, the Luggage Boy;" by Horatio Alger

In poetry:

A consciousness disjunct,
Being but this overblotted
Of intermittences;
"'The Age Demanded'" by Ezra Pound
The eyes, whose light one cannot see,
Are sombre doubtless, like the tresses,
The mouth's soft curvings seem to be
A roseate series of caresses.
"Story Of Lilavanti" by Laurence Hope
The wet dawn inks are doing their blue dissolve.
On their blotter of fog the trees
Seem a botanical drawing.
Memories growing, ring on ring,
A series of weddings.
"Winter Trees" by Sylvia Plath
Given that is his 'fundamental passion',
This urge to convey the relation
Of eye-lid and cheek-bone
By verbal manifestations;
To present the series
Of curious heads in medallion
"MAUBERLEY" by Ezra Pound

In news:

Ultralink/XLO Products' Ultralink CS1 Series and Challenger -2 Series Cables.
Ultralink/XLO Products has released the Ultralink CS1 Series and Challenger -2 Series cables.
Mosher coached softball at East from 1997-2006, leading the team to five consecutive City Series playoff appearances, two City Series championship games and a Division II sectional championship in 2005.
And now, playing in their first PCL Championship Series, the Aces registered a 3-1 series victory over the defending league champion Omaha Storm Chasers.
A series-by-series look at Ponder's effort versus Chicago.
But the series is decided by total goals, and thanks to Tampa’s 2-1 win in the first leg in Cary, the Rowdies advanced with a 5-4 series win.
Deschutes Brewery will be 25 years old in 2013 and to celebrate 25 years of brewing, they're brewing some more a series of special collaborative beers with four other breweries for the limited Class of '88 series beers.
Thus far we've had three " Highlander " movies, a live-action series and a cartoon series, so a remake was inevitable.
His character was killed off AMC's "The Walking Dead" TV series last season, but actor Jon Bernthal says he still enjoys settling on the couch on Sundays to watch the latest installment of the zombie series.
Weeks after ABC announced the cancellation of freshman series Last Resort , Robert Patrick has been promoted to a series regular for True Blood's sixth season, Deadline reports.
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The MMK 965-1 microphone capsule attaches to the company's 2000 Series and evolution wireless G3 wireless series SKM handheld transmitters, allowing users of both series to use the e 965 model.
Graham placed third at the American Bouldering Series (ABS) nationals in April and placed second at the national championships for the Sport Climbing Series (SCS) in July.
Historically the final race in the annual Downtown Boulder Running Series, the popular Pearl Street Mile moves to middle slot in the series with a 6 pm start tonight.
So I encourage you to check out a new webinar series launched by GFI, its Building Blocks series, which focuses on tactical business advice from your peers .

In science:

It turns out that among the ten series of infinite-dimensional linearly compact simple Lie superalgebras only the series H (m, n) and K (m, n) admit a (unique) short subalgebra (provided that n ≥ 3), and the superalgebra S (1, 2) admits a short algebra of outer derivations.
Classification of linearly compact simple Jordan and generalized Poisson superalgebras
Then (1) A has an upper normal series with factors kZp , p| dim A, prime. (2) A has a lower normal series whose factors are cocommutative.
Simple Hopf algebras and deformations of finite groups
Solutions of differential equations can often be expanded in Taylor series or Laurent series around their singular points.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones
We shall extend this idea by expanding the scale factor a(t) in generalized power series, similar to a Puisieux series, in the vicinity of the cosmological milestones.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones
To conclude, if in the vicinity of any cosmological milestone, the input scale factor a(t) is a generalized power series, then all physical observables (e.g. H , q , the Riemann tensor, etc.) will likewise be a generalized Puisieux series.
Generalized Puisieux series expansion for cosmological milestones