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Adjective serial has 4 senses
  1. consecutive, sequent, sequential, serial, successive - in regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts"
    Antonyms: disordered, unordered (indirect, via ordered)
  2. serial - pertaining to or composed in serial technique; "serial music"
  3. serial - pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series; "serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication"
  4. serial, in series, nonparallel - of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations; "serial processing"
    Antonyms: synchronous, synchronal, synchronic (indirect, via asynchronous)
Noun serial has 2 senses
  1. serial, series - a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series"
    --1 is a kind of broadcast, program, programme
    --1 has parts: episode, installment, instalment
    --1 has particulars: soap opera; tetralogy
  2. series, serial, serial publication - a periodical that appears at scheduled times
    --2 is a kind of periodical
    --2 has parts: installment, instalment
    --2 has members: issue, number
    --2 has particulars: monthly; bimonthly; quarterly; weekly; biweekly
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