What is serial?

  • (adj): Pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series.
    Example: "Serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication"
    See also — Additional definitions below


Serial, anything in the form of a series, can refer to:

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Fibre Channel 8B/10B Encoding - Technologies That Use 8b/10b
... application are PCI Express versions prior to 3.0 IEEE 1394b Serial ATA SAS Fibre Channel SSA Gigabit Ethernet (except for the twisted pair based 1000Base-T ...
The Savages (Doctor Who)
... The Savages is the completely missing eighth serial of the third season in the British science fiction television series Doctor Who, which was first broadcast in four weekly parts from 28 May to 18 June 1966 ... This serial marks the final appearance of Peter Purves as companion Steven Taylor ... clips of the story exist, no episodes of this serial are known to have survived ...
Mission To The Unknown - Production - Alternative Titles
... debate over both the title used and the serial/production code allocated ... (For example the early 1965 story featuring Nero was Serial M or The Romans.) The two were confusingly used interchangeably in many production and overseas sales documents ... to the Unknown" generates further confusion because some documents do not refer to it as a serial but rather as a "cutaway episode" ...
The Adventures Of Superman (radio)
... The Adventures of Superman was a long-running radio serial that originally aired from 1940 to 1951, adapted from the DC Comics character ... The serial came to radio as a syndicated show on New York City's WOR on February 12, 1940. 1942, to February 4, 1949, as a 15-minute serial, running three or, usually, five times a week ...
The Serial
... The Serial A Year in the Life of Marin County (often referred to as The Serial) is a satirical novel about Marin County, California, written by Cyra McFadden ... A film version of the book, called Serial, was released in 1980 and starred Martin Mull and Tuesday Weld ...

More definitions of "serial":

  • (noun): A serialized set of programs.
    Synonyms: series
  • (adj): Pertaining to or composed in serial technique.
    Example: "Serial music"
  • (adj): Of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations.
    Example: "Serial processing"
    Synonyms: in series, nonparallel

Famous quotes containing the word serial:

    And the serial continues:
    Pain, expiation, delight, more pain,
    A frieze that lengthens continually, in the lucky way
    Friezes do, and no plot is produced,
    Nothing you could hang an identifying question on.
    John Ashbery (b. 1927)

    The serial number of a human specimen is the face, that accidental and unrepeatable combination of features. It reflects neither character nor soul, nor what we call the self. The face is only the serial number of a specimen.
    Milan Kundera (b. 1929)

    An autobiography is an obituary in serial form with the last instalment missing.
    Quentin Crisp (b. 1908)