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Series

1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events. During some years his life a series of triumphs. (Macaulay)

2. (Science: biology) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.

Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species.

3. (Science: mathematics) An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.

Origin: L. Series, fr. Serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Gr. To fasten, Skr. Sarit thread. Cf. Assert, desert a solitude, Exert, insert, Seraglio.


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