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Definition of serial adjective from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



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  1. 1[usually before noun] (technology) arranged in a series tasks carried out in the same serial order
  2. 2[only before noun] doing the same thing in the same way several times a serial rapist
  3. 3[only before noun] (of a story, etc.) broadcast or published in several separate parts a novel in serial form
  4. NAmE//ˈsɪriəli//
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: serial