|Origin:||serere 'to join'|
se‧ries S2 W1 plural series [countable usually singular]
several events or actions of a similar type that happen one after the other:
the series of events that led to the outbreak of war
The police are investigating a series of attacks in the area.
There's been a whole series of accidents on this road.
a group of events or actions that are planned to happen one after the other
This autumn the BBC will be showing a series of French films.
Staff will hold a series of meetings over the next few weeks.
a summer lecture series
a set of television or radio programmes that have the same characters or deal with the same type of subject, and are usually broadcast every week or several times a week:
a new comedy series
several books, articles etc that deal with the same subject or tell stories about the same characters
a series of articles on community care
a science fiction series
several things of the same kind
a series of laws against discrimination
The area is linked by a series of canals.
a set of sports games played between the same two teams
the World Series (=in baseball)
Test series (=in cricket)
being connected so that electricity passes though the parts of something electrical in the correct order