Meaning of SERIAL in English

SERIAL

■ adjective

1》 consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series.

2》 repeatedly committing the same offence or following a characteristic behaviour pattern: a ~ killer.

3》 Music relating to or using ~ism.

4》 Computing (of a device) involving the transfer of data as a single sequence of bits.

■ noun

1》 a published or broadcast story or play appearing in regular instalments.

2》 (in a library) a periodical.

Derivatives

~ity noun

~ly adverb

Origin

C19: from series + -al , perh. suggested by Fr. sérial .

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