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Meaning of “series” in the English Dictionary

"series" in British English

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seriesnoun [C]

uk   /ˈsɪə.riːz/  us   /ˈsɪr.iːz/ (plural series)
  • series noun [C] (SET OF EVENTS)

B2 a ​number of ​similar or ​relatedevents or things, one ​following another: There has been a series ofsexualattacks on women in the ​area. She gave a series oflectures at Warwick University last ​year on ​contemporary British ​writers. a ​number of ​gamesplayed one after another by two ​teams against each other: The Yankees have a four-game series against the Orioles at ​home.in series Parts of an ​electricalsystem that are in series are ​arranged in a ​singleline so that the ​currentflows through each ​part, one after another.
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  • series noun [C] (SET OF BROADCASTS)

B1 a set of ​television or ​radiobroadcasts on the same ​subject or using the same ​characters but in different ​situations: The ​star is to ​host a television series on ​extremesports. a ​comedy series I ​missed the second ​episode of the series so I don't ​know what's going on now.

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  • series noun [C] (SET OF BOOKS)

B2 a set of ​bookspublished by the same ​company that ​deal with the same ​subject: They do a series onarchitecturethroughout the ​ages.

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(Definition of series from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"series" in American English

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seriesnoun [C]

 us   /ˈsɪər·iz/ (plural series)
a ​number of ​similar or ​relatedevents or things, one ​following another: A series of ​scandals over the past ​year has not ​helpedpublicconfidence in the ​administration.
(Definition of series from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"series" in Business English

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seriesnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈsɪəriːz/ (plural series)
a ​number of similar or ​relatedevents or things, one ​following another: a series of ​events/​interviews/​meetingsa series of articles/books/studies The is the first of a series of ​articles looking at ​financialinstability. a series of ​steps/​actions/​transactions a series of ​crimes/attacks
PRODUCTION a set or ​range of similar ​products made by a ​company: The ​company has announced two new ​lines, the 2200 series and the 2300 series.
FINANCE, STOCK MARKET used in the ​name of a company's ​shares that have things in common, for ​example particular ​votingrights: Shares are called Series A if they are the first ​batch of a series of ​sharesissued by the ​company.
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(Definition of series from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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