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serial British & World English

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

serial data British & World 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 British & World English

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

serial rapist British & World English

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

serial rights British & World English

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

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 killer British & World English

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

serial number British & World English

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

serial marriage British & World English

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

serial position British & World 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 killing British & World English

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

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

serial adulterer British & World English

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

serial interface British & World English

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

serial entrepreneur British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World 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 British & World 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.