anything published, broadcast, etc., in short installments at regular intervals, as a novel appearing in successive issues of a magazine.
Library Science. a publication in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designation and intended to be continued indefinitely.
published in installments or successive parts:
a serial story.
pertaining to such publication.
pertaining to, arranged in, or consisting of a series.
occurring in a series rather than simultaneously:
serial marriage; serial murders.
effecting or producing a series of similar actions:
The police think a serial killer is responsible for five homicides in this city last month.
of or relating to the apparent or actual performance of data-processing operations one at a time (distinguished from parallel).
of or relating to the transmission or processing of each part of a whole in sequence, as each bit of a byte or each byte of a computer word (distinguished from parallel).
Music. of, relating to, or composed in serial technique.
a novel, play, etc, presented in separate instalments at regular intervals
a publication, usually regularly issued and consecutively numbered
of, relating to, or resembling a series
published or presented as a serial
of or relating to such publication or presentation
(computing) of or operating on items of information, instructions, etc, in the order in which they occur Compare parallel (sense 5)
of, relating to, or using the techniques of serialism
(logic, maths) (of a relation) connected, transitive, and asymmetric, thereby imposing an order on all the members of the domain, as less than on the natural numbers See also ordering
1. serial communications
2. serial processor.
[seer-ee-uh l-ak-ses] /ˈsɪər i əlˈæk sɛs/ adjective, Computers. 1. sequential-access.
- Serial ata
Serial Advanced Technology Attachment
noun 1. series comma. series comma noun 1. a comma used after the next-to-last item in a series of three or more items when the next-to-last and last items are separated by a conjunction. In the series A, B, C, or D, the comma after C is the series comma. noun a comma preceding the […]
- Serial communications
communications Communication via a single channel that delivers one bit of data at a time, in contrast to parallel communications where multiple serial channels are combined, either physically (e.g. multiple cores in a cable) or by multiplexing.