Definition of series :
1. A mode of arranging the separate parts of a circuit by connecting them successively end to end to form a single path for the current; - opposed to parallel. The parts so arranged are said to be in series.
2. A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things; as, a continuous series of calamitous events.
3. A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
4. An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series; as, an arithmetical series; a geometrical series.
5. Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
6. In Engler's system of plant classification, a group of families showing certain structural or morphological relationships. It corresponds to the cohort of some writers, and to the order of many modern systematists.
rank (part of speech: noun)
category (part of speech: noun)
genus, sort, grain, degree, ilk, step, people, stock, type, species, level, genotype, race, designation, class, family, stamp, make, order, persuasion, phylum, style, clan, kingdom, grade, form, set, caste, brand, breed, label, category, variety, stripe, taxonomy, mold, feather, kind, classification, strain, denomination
sequence (part of speech: noun)
gamut, progression, subsequence, sequel, thread, course, consecution, linkage, string, arrangement, succession, line, procession, legacy, chain, queue, consecutiveness, sequence, link, consequence, lineage, train, concatenation, array, rank
sequences (part of speech: noun)
lineages, arrangements, linkages, sequences, sequels, ranks, concatenations, queues, strings, chains, arrays, lines, successions, legacies, threads, processions, subsequences, trains, consequences, courses, links, progressions
categories (part of speech: noun)
genera, designations, classifications, stamps, denominations, kinds, clans, grains, peoples, phyla, orders, steps, genotypes, types, grades, kingdoms, categories, castes, families, sets, sorts, feathers, persuasions, taxonomies, labels, varieties, stocks, strains, stripes, degrees, levels, styles, races, molds, breeds, classes, forms, brands
- He was telling me only the other day how hard it was to get a good new series. - "My Man Jeeves", P. G. Wodehouse.
- I give below two series of records made with tin. - "Response in the Living and Non-Living", Jagadis Chunder Bose.
- Kitty, seized with nervous fright, turned and ran down the broad staircase by which she had come, through the series of deserted rooms in the piano nobile, till she reached the great hall. - "The Marriage of William Ashe", Mrs. Humphry Ward.