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serial

adjective [not gradable]  /ˈsɪər·i·əl/ us  
happening one after another in time or order: She’s the librarian in charge of serial publications (= magazines, newspapers, etc., that appear at regular periods).

serial

noun [C]  /ˈsɪər·i·əl/ us  
a story printed in a newspaper or magazine or broadcast on television or radio in several parts
Translations of “serial”
in Korean 연속극…
in Arabic قِصَّة مُسَلْسَلة…
in Portuguese seriado…
in Catalan serial…
in Japanese 連載物, 続き物…
in Italian serial, sceneggiato a puntate…
in Chinese (Traditional) (重罪案犯或重案)連環的,連續的…
in Russian сериал…
in Turkish dizi, seri…
in Chinese (Simplified) (重罪案犯或重案)连环的,连续的…
in Polish serial…
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