Meaning of SERIAL in English

SERIAL

(~s)

1.

A ~ is a story which is broadcast on television or radio or is published in a magazine or newspaper in a number of parts over a period of time.

...one of BBC television’s most popular ~s, Eastenders...

Maupin’s novels have all appeared originally as ~s.

N-COUNT

2.

Serial killings or attacks are a series of killings or attacks committed by the same person. This person is known as a ~ killer or attacker.

The ~ killer claimed to have killed 400 people.

ADJ: ADJ n

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