Meaning of SERIAL in English

SERIAL

n. & adj.

--n.

1. a story, play, or film which is published, broadcast, or shown in regular instalments.

2 a periodical.

--adj.

1. of or in or forming a series.

2 (of a story etc.) in the form of a serial.

3 Mus. using transformations of a fixed series of notes (see SERIES).

4 (of a publication) appearing in successive parts published usu. at regular intervals, periodical.

Phrases and idioms:

serial killer a person who murders continuously with no apparent motive. serial number a number showing the position of an item in a series. serial rights the right to publish a story or book as a serial.

Derivatives:

seriality n. serially adv.

Etymology: SERIES + -AL

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.