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Another word for series

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Noun
  1. A number of things placed or occurring one after the other

      1. A line, mark, smear, or band differentiated by color or texture from its surroundings.
      2. An inherent, often contrasting quality:
      3. A ray or flash of light:
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.
      2. A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.
      3. A set of matching furniture:
      1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
      2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence:
      3. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A following of one thing after another; succession.
      2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
      3. A related or continuous series.
      1. To move swiftly on foot so that both or all feet are not on the ground during each stride.
      2. To retreat rapidly; flee:
      3. To depart; leave:
      1. Being such that every part of the surface or the circumference is equidistant from the center:
      2. Moving in or forming a circle.
      3. Shaped like a cylinder; cylindrical.
      1. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
      2. A continuous series; a sequence:
      3. A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
      1. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
      2. The movement of such a group.
      3. Origination; emanation:
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. Development in a particular way; progress:
      2. Movement in time; duration:
      3. The direction of continuing movement:
      1. A sequence or succession.
      2. The relation of consequent to antecedent; deduction.
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
    See also:

    order

Another word for series

Noun
      1. A series of gradual, successive stages or degrees:
      2. One of these stages or degrees:
      3. A gradual or barely perceptible change from one tone or shade, as of color, to another.
      1. To set out for display or use; place in an orderly arrangement:
      2. To dress, especially in fine clothes; adorn.
      3. An orderly, often imposing arrangement:
      1. One of the many small hard dermal or epidermal structures that characteristically form the external covering of fishes and reptiles and certain mammals, such as pangolins.
      2. A similar part in other animals, such as one of the thin flat overlapping structures that cover the wings of butterflies and moths.
      3. A small, thin, often flattened plant structure, such as one of the modified leaves that cover a tree bud or one of the structures that contain the reproductive organs on the cones of a conifer.
      1. A set of matching outer garments, especially one consisting of a coat with trousers or a skirt, often worn on formal occasions.
      2. A person, especially an executive, who wears one of these garments at work.
      3. An outfit worn for a special activity:
      1. One of a series of rows placed one above another:
      2. A rank or class.
      3. To arrange (something) into or rise in tiers:
      1. The act, process, or result of classifying.
      2. A category or class.
      3. The systematic grouping of organisms into categories on the basis of evolutionary or structural relationships between them; taxonomy.
      1. A specifically defined division in a system of classification; a class.
      2. Aristotle's modes of objective being, such as quality, quantity, or relation, that are inherent in everything.
      3. Kant's modes of subjective understanding, such as singularity, universality, or particularity, that organize perceptions into knowledge.
      1. A staff of attendants or followers; a retinue.
      2. A group of related things intended to be used together; a set.
      3. A set of matching furniture:
      1. Movement or change from one member of a continuous series to the next:
      2. A continuous series; a sequence:
      3. A series of numbers or quantities in which there is always the same relation between each quantity and the one succeeding it.
      1. A line of people, military posts, or ships stationed around an area to enclose or guard it:
      2. A rope, line, tape, or similar border stretched around an area, usually by the police, indicating that access is restricted.
      3. A cord or braid worn as a fastening or ornament.
      1. A vertical structure usually consisting of a base, a cylindrical shaft, and a capital, used as a support or standing alone as a monument.
      2. Any slender vertical support, as of steel or reinforced concrete.
      3. Something resembling an architectural column in form or function:
      1. The state or quality of being continuous.
      2. An uninterrupted succession or flow; a coherent whole.
      3. A detailed script or scenario consulted to avoid discrepancies from shot to shot in a film, allowing the various scenes to be shot out of order.
      1. A group of persons, vehicles, or objects moving along in an orderly, formal manner.
      2. The movement of such a group.
      3. Origination; emanation:
      1. An assemblage of persons or objects gathered or located together; an aggregation:
      2. A set of two or more figures that make up a unit or design, as in sculpture.
      3. A number of individuals or things considered or classed together because of similarities:
      1. The act or process of following in order or sequence.
      2. A group of people or things arranged or following in order; a sequence:
      3. The sequence in which one person after another succeeds to a title, throne, or position.
      1. A following of one thing after another; succession.
      2. An order of succession; an arrangement.
      3. A related or continuous series.
      1. A condition of logical or comprehensible arrangement among the separate elements of a group.
      2. A condition of methodical or prescribed arrangement among component parts such that proper functioning or appearance is achieved:
      3. Condition or state in general:
      1. A connected, flexible series of links, typically of metal, used especially for holding objects together, for restraining, or for transmitting mechanical power.
      2. Such a set of links, often of precious metal and with pendants attached, worn as an ornament or symbol of office.
      3. Such a set of links measuring ten yards and attached to a pole at each end, moved up and down the field to indicate necessary yardage for gaining a first down.
      1. Material made of drawn-out, twisted fiber, used for fastening, tying, or lacing.
      2. A strand or cord of such material.
      3. A cord stretched on an instrument and struck, plucked, or bowed to produce tones.
      1. A series of names, words, or other items written, printed, or imagined one after the other:
      2. A considerable number; a long series:
      3. To make a list of; itemize:
      1. A number or grouping of things in the same category or within specified limits:
      2. An amount or extent of variation:
      3. The gamut of tones that a voice or instrument is capable of producing.
      1. A series of connected railroad cars pulled or pushed by one or more locomotives.
      2. A long line of moving people, animals, or vehicles.
      3. The personnel, vehicles, and equipment following and providing supplies and services to a combat unit.
      1. To put in a specified position or arrangement; place:
      2. To put into a specified state:
      3. To cause to begin an action:
      1. A series of objects placed next to each other, usually in a straight line.
      2. A succession without a break or gap in time:
      3. A line of adjacent seats, as in a theater, auditorium, or classroom.
      1. A geometric figure formed by a point moving along a fixed direction and the reverse direction.
      2. A thin continuous mark, as that made by a pen, pencil, or brush applied to a surface.
      3. A similar mark cut or scratched into a surface.
      1. A container, such as a cabinet or folder, for keeping papers in order.
      2. A collection of papers or published materials kept or arranged in convenient order.
      3. A collection of data or program records stored as a unit with a single name.
      1. A relative position in a society.
      2. An official position or grade:
      3. A relative position or degree of value in a graded group.

Synonym Study

  • Chain refers to a series in which there is a definite relationship of cause and effect or some other logical connection a chain of ideas
  • Succession merely implies a following of one thing after another, without any necessary connection between them a succession of errors
  • Sequence emphasizes a closer relationship between the things, such as logical or casual connection, numerical order, etc. the sequence of events
  • Series applies to a number of similar, more or less related things following one another in time or place a series of concerts