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 for in series
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Series \Se"ries\, n. [L. series, fr. serere, sertum, to join or
     bind together; cf. Gr. ??? to fasten, Skr. sarit thread. Cf.
     Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert,
     Seraglio.]
     1. 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.
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              During some years his life a series of triumphs.
                                                    --Macaulay.
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     2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants
        including several subordinate related groups.
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     Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes
           only orders or families; in other cases only species.
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     3. (Bot.) 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     4. (Math.) 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.
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     5. (Elec.) 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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     6. (Com.) A parcel of rough diamonds of assorted qualities.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  in series
      adj 1: of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple
             operations; "serial processing" [syn: serial, in
             series(p), nonparallel]

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