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serial US English

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

serial data US English

Data that comes or is generated in succession; (Computing) data that consists of bits sent singly one after another along the same route, rather than in groups of 8, 16, etc., bits at a time (frequently attributive).

serial port US English

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

serial comma US 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 killer US English

A person who commits a series of murders, often with no apparent motive and typically following a characteristic, predictable behavior pattern

serial number US English

A number showing the position of an item in a series, especially one printed on paper currency or on a manufactured article for the purposes of identification

serial rapist US English

A person who commits a series of rapes, typically following a characteristic behaviour pattern.

serial rights US English

Rights attaching to the publication or broadcast of a story, drama, etc., in serial form; also occasionally in singular.

serial killing US English

One of a series of murders, typically having similar characteristics, that are committed by the same person

serial marriage US English

(Each of) a series of successive (typically short-lived) marriages; the action of marrying repeatedly.

serial monogamy US English

The practice of engaging in a succession of monogamous sexual relationships

serial murderer US English

= serial killer.

serial position US English

The position an item occupies in a series which is to be learnt and recalled as part of a serial test; frequently attributive.

serial section US English

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

serial adulterer US English

A person who has a series of successive, typically short-lived, adulterous affairs.

serial interface US English

A type of data interface in which multiple bits are transmitted as a single sequence; contrasted with parallel interface.

serial entrepreneur US English

An entrepreneur who starts up or runs multiple successive businesses, especially one who moves on as soon as the challenge or thrill of making a venture profitable is over.

serial reproduction US English

The transmission of a story, piece of knowledge, etc., by being passed on repeatedly from one person to another, especially with reference to the alterations made to the original message during such transmission.

serial temperatures US English

Temperatures measured at fixed intervals, originally at successive depths in a body of water (now rare), in later use (chiefly Medicine) at set times.

Universal Serial Bus US English

An international specification for a device to interconnect computers, peripherals, game consoles, etc., using a set of simple plugs, sockets, and lightweight cables; a connector that conforms to this specification; abbreviated USB.