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noun [countable] [usually singular] series pronunciation in American English /ˈsɪriz/ 
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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 programs 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 episode is the second in a three-part series.

  3. 4
    a set of games played over a period of time between two teams

    We won the last five games in our series with San Diego.

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