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serial British & World English

Consisting of, forming part of, or taking place in a series

serial New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

story or play in regular instalments

serial port British & World English

A connector by which a device that sends data one bit at a time may be connected to a computer

serial comma British & World English

A comma used after the penultimate item in a list of three or more items, before ‘and’ or ‘or’ (e.g. an Italian painter, sculptor, and architect)

serial number British & World English

An identification number showing the position of a printed or manufactured item in a series

serial comma New Oxford Dictionary for Writers & Editors

comma when used before ‘and’ at the end of lists, e.g. the second comma in red, white, and blue

serial monogamy British & World English

The practice of engaging in a succession of monogamous sexual relationships

serial section British & World English

Each of a series of thin sections through tissue cut in successive parallel planes, especially for mounting on microscope slides