Definition of serial noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

serial

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈsɪəriəl//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈsɪriəl//
 
Radio broadcasting
 
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a story on television or the radio, or in a magazine, that is broadcast or published in several separate parts a classic drama serial a new six-part drama serial See related entries: Radio broadcasting Word Origin mid 19th cent.: from series + -al, perhaps suggested by French sérial.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: serial