Meaning of SERIES in English


se ‧ ries S2 W1 AC /ˈsɪəriːz $ ˈsɪr-/ BrE AmE noun ( plural series ) [countable usually singular]

[ Date: 1600-1700 ; Language: Latin ; Origin: serere 'to join' ]

1 . series of something several events or actions of a similar type that happen one after the other:

the series of events that led to the outbreak of war

The police are investigating a series of attacks in the area.

There’s been a whole series of accidents on this road.

2 . PLANNED EVENTS a group of events or actions that are planned to happen one after the other

series of

This autumn the BBC will be showing a series of French films.

Staff will hold a series of meetings over the next few weeks.

a summer lecture series

3 . TV/RADIO a set of television or radio programmes that have the same characters or deal with the same type of subject, and are usually broadcast every week or several times a week:

a new comedy series

4 . BOOKS/ARTICLES ETC several books, articles etc that deal with the same subject or tell stories about the same characters

series of

a series of articles on community care

a science fiction series

5 . SIMILAR THINGS several things of the same kind

series of

a series of laws against discrimination

The area is linked by a series of canals.

6 . SPORT a set of sports games played between the same two teams

the World Series (=in baseball)

Test series (=in ↑ cricket )

7 . in series technical being connected so that electricity passes through the parts of something electrical in the correct order

Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English.      Longman - Словарь современного английского языка.