serial etymology

English word serial comes from English series, English -al

Detailed word origin of serial

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
series English (eng) (electronics) Connected one after the other in a circuit. (broadcasting, US, Canada) A television or radio program which consists of several episodes that are broadcast in regular intervals. (commerce) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.. (cricket, baseball) A group of matches between two sides, with the aim being to win more matches than the opposition.. (mathematics) The [...]
-al English (eng) (organic chemistry) Forms the names of aldehydes. Forming nouns, especially of verbal action.. Of or pertaining to. Adjectival suffix appended to various words, often nouns, to make an adjective form. Often added to words of Latin origin, but used with other words also.
serial English (eng) Having to do with or arranged in a series.. Published or produced in installments. (computing, slang) A serial number required to activate software.. A publication issued in successive parts, often numbered and with no predetermined end.. A work, such as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.

Words with the same origin as serial

Descendants of -al
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