Meaning of SERIAL in English

SERIAL

I. noun

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a drama series/serial (= a number of programmes with the same characters )

It is one of the longest-running drama series on Japanese television.

serial monogamy

serial number

Each computer has a serial number on it.

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Don't miss the latest episode in our serial , "David Copperfield."

I love the old Saturday morning serials from the 1940s.

The BBC sells most of its successful serials to the US.

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And when the hospital serial finished they carried their coffee across to the set and watched the courtroom serial.

I had recorded my favourite radio serial one evening, along with twenty minutes of a programme which happened to follow it.

In the tradition of the old Saturday-afternoon movie serials, our melodramatic debate over the serial comma continues.

The television serial should return it there.

Their letters of planning went back and forth like installments of a serial .

What was between them was, I vaguely recall, a children's classic drama serial , i.e. Charles Dickens dramatisations etc.

II. adjective

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■ NOUN

killer

Read the February issue of eve to find out, and discuss whether serial killers are born that way below.

This morning I made you out to be a serial killer !

I discovered that it is true that a serial killer operated in the area.

She escapes and later discovers that her attacker is a suspected serial killer .

They could be serial killers , joyriders, arsonists or hitmen.

She enlists the help of psychiatrist / author Sigourney Weaver, an expert on serial killers .

Recycling is the first step toward becoming a serial killer .

Nick Moloney can relate: to jumpers, to serial killers , hostage-takers, you name it.

monogamy

As we have seen serial monogamy could put the claims of unquestionably legitimate princes at risk.

Such would tend to be the case where people practice serial monogamy .

Nevertheless the serial monogamy of kings is likely to have had its implications for the rivalries between their heirs.

Serial multipartnerism, which can also be called serial monogamy , means having partners one at a time.

murder

They're the devil, these serial murders .

What about fingerprints, copycat crimes and serial murders ?

murderer

One was about a Machine hit man who emerges from early retirement when his wife is slain by a serial murderer .

But I never thought he was a serial murderer .

number

Training returns, ammo expenditure, equipment serial number , vehicle mileage - all have to be documented.

In addition, an AR-IS semiautomatic rifle with an obliterated serial number was found abandoned on the riverbank.

The number before each name is the serial number of each claim, and amounts are those due to each creditor.

They arrested me for having a gun with an altered serial number on it.

Each player attempts to fool the others about the serial numbers printed on the face of his dollar bill.

Then, and only then, do the players reveal their serial numbers and determine who is bluffing whom.

rapist

Find this man:New moves to catch a serial rapist .

The last verified rape by the serial rapist occurred last Tuesday in Mountain View.

Why does most of the coverage focus on the very few disturbed serial rapists , rather than typical rape?

Read in studio Police have more than trebled the reward on offer for the capture of a serial rapist .

There's no doubt police are worried by this serial rapist .

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Nearly all present-day digital computers are of the serial type, executing one program at a time.

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Even serial killers get cost-of-living raises if they happen to have a pension adjusted for inflation.

Read the February issue of eve to find out, and discuss whether serial killers are born that way below.

She escapes and later discovers that her attacker is a suspected serial killer.

Some computer printers - so called, serial printers - receive their information from the host computer sequentially.

The last verified rape by the serial rapist occurred last Tuesday in Mountain View.

There are a lot of courtroom drama books and serial killer tales about, but this one is special.

This morning I made you out to be a serial killer!

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