Serial



noun
1.
anything published, broadcast, etc., in short installments at regular intervals, as a novel appearing in successive issues of a magazine.
2.
Library Science. a publication in any medium issued in successive parts bearing numerical or chronological designation and intended to be continued indefinitely.
adjective
3.
published in installments or successive parts:
a serial story.
4.
pertaining to such publication.
5.
pertaining to, arranged in, or consisting of a series.
6.
occurring in a series rather than simultaneously:
serial marriage; serial murders.
7.
effecting or producing a series of similar actions:
The police think a serial killer is responsible for five homicides in this city last month.
8.
Computers.

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).

9.
Music. of, relating to, or composed in serial technique.
noun
1.
a novel, play, etc, presented in separate instalments at regular intervals
2.
a publication, usually regularly issued and consecutively numbered
adjective
3.
of, relating to, or resembling a series
4.
published or presented as a serial
5.
of or relating to such publication or presentation
6.
(computing) of or operating on items of information, instructions, etc, in the order in which they occur Compare parallel (sense 5)
7.
of, relating to, or using the techniques of serialism
8.
(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.

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