series - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] [usually singular] 

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  1. 1
    a set of similar things that follow one after another
    series of:

    We’ll need to do a series of tests before we do anything else.

    a strange series of events leading up to the murder

  2. 2
    a set of television or radio programmes that are all about a particular subject, person, or group of people

    a hit television series

    the first/second/last etc in a series:

    Tonight’s programme is the second in a three-part series.

  3. 3
    a set of books, documents etc that are published with the same design in order to show that they belong to the same group

    a popular new series of children’s books

    1. a.
      a set of related products, especially cars, made with the same basic design by a particular company

      Terry’s BMW was one of the Series 3 models.

  4. 4
    a set of matches played over a period of time between two teams

    The team were preparing for the series against England.

    a Test series (=an international cricket competition)