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serial

se·ri·al

serial

 
pronunciation:
sI ri l
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
Word Combinations (noun, adjective), Homophone Note
part of speech: noun
definition: a work published, produced, or broadcast in regular installments.
The program is a serial that can be seen every Tuesday afternoon.
similar words:
periodical
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: of, pertaining to, forming, or arranged in a series.
Each computer has a serial number.The city is alarmed by the serial murders.
definition 2: published, produced, or broadcast in regular installments.
Many of the novels of Charles Dickens were written in serial form.
similar words:
periodical
definition 3: pertaining to work presented as a serial.
serial publication rights
similar words:
periodical
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derivation: serially (adv.)
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word cereal (as in grain)? Serial and cereal sound alike but have different meanings.