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English definition of “serial”


adjective     /ˈsɪəriəl/
used to describe something that is done in a series : The novels were first published in serial form .
used to describe someone who does something several times : A serial litigant earned thousands of pounds by claiming ageism .
IT used to describe computer data that is sent one unit at a time : Serial data transmission implies that one bit is sent after another. → Compare parallel
(Definition of serial adjective from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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