Meaning of SERIAL in English
adj of or pertaining to rows.
2. serial ·adj of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series; appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial work or publication.
3. serial ·noun a publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a periodical.
Webster English vocab. Английский словарь Webster. 2012