Associations to the word «Serial»

Wiktionary

SERIAL, adjective. Having to do with or arranged in a series.
SERIAL, adjective. Published or produced in installments.
SERIAL, noun. A work, such as a work of fiction, published in installments, often numbered and without a specified end.
SERIAL, noun. A publication issued in successive parts, often numbered and with no predetermined end.
SERIAL, noun. (computing) (slang) A serial number required to activate software.
SERIAL BOND, noun. (legal) Bonds issued in a series by a public entity that are payable at different times.
SERIAL BONDS, noun. Plural of serial bond
SERIAL COMMA, noun. A comma preceding the final conjunction in a list of three or more items, especially to provide clarity.
SERIAL COMMAS, noun. Plural of serial comma
SERIAL FILE, noun. (computing) A type of sequential file consisting of sets of data of the same record.
SERIAL FILES, noun. Plural of serial file
SERIAL INTERVAL, noun. (pathology) In epidemiology of communicable (infectious) diseases, the time period between the onset of symptoms with the primary patient and the onset of symptoms with the secondary patient (infected by primary).
SERIAL INTERVALS, noun. Plural of serial interval
SERIAL KEY, noun. A piece of information, typically a string of characters, that must be input into a program in order to activate it.
SERIAL KEYS, noun. Plural of serial key
SERIAL KILLER, noun. A person who commits multiple (more than two) murders, especially similar ones with no obvious motive over a period of time with a "cooling-off" period between each murder.
SERIAL KILLER VAN, noun. (humorous) A windowless van.
SERIAL KILLERS, noun. Plural of serial killer
SERIAL MONOGAMIST, noun. One who engages in serial monogamy.
SERIAL MONOGAMY, noun. The practice of having a succession of (especially short) monogamous relationships with different people.
SERIAL MUSIC, noun. (music) music, especially from the 20th century, in which themes are based on a definite order of notes of an equal-tempered scale
SERIAL NUMBER, noun. A unique number, assigned to a particular unit of some product, to identify it
SERIAL NUMBERS, noun. Plural of serial number
SERIAL PORT, noun. (computing) A serial communication physical interface through which data is transferred in or out one bit at a time.
SERIAL PORTS, noun. Plural of serial port
SERIAL TIME-ENCODED AMPLIFIED MICROSCOPY, noun. (electronics) A fast real-time optical imaging technique that provides ~10 MHz frame rate, ~100 ps shutter speed, and ~30 dB (× 1000) optical image gain. As of today, STEAM holds world records for shutter speed and frame rate in continuous real-time imaging. STEAM employs the photonic time stretch along with optical image amplification to circumvent the fundamental trade-off between sensitivity and speed that affects virtually all optical imaging and sensing systems. This method employs a single-pixel photodetector, eliminating the need for the detector array and read-out time limitations. Avoiding these problems and featuring optical image amplification for dramatic improvement in sensitivity at high image acquisition rates, STEAM's shutter speed is many times faster than the state-of-the-art CCD and CMOS cameras. Its frame rate is 1000 times faster than fastest CCD cameras and 10-100 times faster than fastest CMOS cameras.

Dictionary definition

SERIAL, noun. A serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the Masterworks concert series".
SERIAL, noun. A periodical that appears at scheduled times.
SERIAL, adjective. In regular succession without gaps; "serial concerts".
SERIAL, adjective. Pertaining to or composed in serial technique; "serial music".
SERIAL, adjective. Pertaining to or occurring in or producing a series; "serial monogamy"; "serial killing"; "a serial killer"; "serial publication".
SERIAL, adjective. Of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations; "serial processing".

Wise words

Words are always getting conventionalized to some secondary meaning. It is one of the works of poetry to take the truants in custody and bring them back to their right senses.
William Butler Yeats