se·ries /ˈsɪ(ə)r(ˌ)ɪz/ 名詞
級數 序列 串聯 系
1. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.
During some years his life a series of triumphs. --Macaulay.
2. Biol. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
Note: ☞ Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species.
3. Bot. In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.
4. Math. An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
5. Elec. A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; -- opposed to parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series.
6. Com. A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
n 1: similar things placed in order or happening one after
another; "they were investigating a series of bank
2: a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the
Masterworks concert series" [syn: serial]
3: a periodical that appears at scheduled times [syn: serial,
4: (sports) several contests played successively by the same
teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
5: a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group
of coins or currency selected as a group for study or
collection; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating
famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection
included the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
6: (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of
7: (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that
current flows first through one and then through the
other; "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed