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
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
a series of articles on community care
a science fiction series
5 . SIMILAR THINGS several things of the same kind
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. 2012