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 for 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,
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
              During some years his life a series of triumphs.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. (Biol.) Any comprehensive group of animals or plants
        including several subordinate related groups.
        [1913 Webster]
     Note: Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes
           only orders or families; in other cases only species.
           [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     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) :

      n 1: similar things placed in order or happening one after
           another; "they were investigating a series of bank
      2: a serialized set of programs; "a comedy series"; "the
         Masterworks concert series" [syn: serial, series]
      3: a periodical that appears at scheduled times [syn: series,
         serial, serial publication]
      4: (sports) several contests played successively by the same
         teams; "the visiting team swept the series"
      5: (electronics) connection of components in such a manner that
         current flows first through one and then through the other;
         "the voltage divider consisted of a series of fixed
      6: a group of postage stamps having a common theme or a group of
         coins or currency selected as a group for study or
         collection; "the Post Office issued a series commemorating
         famous American entertainers"; "his coin collection included
         the complete series of Indian-head pennies"
      7: (mathematics) the sum of a finite or infinite sequence of

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  148 Moby Thesaurus words for "series":
     Indian file, alternation, array, arsis, articulation, back number,
     bank, battery, beat, biotype, block, bout, branch, buzz, category,
     catena, catenation, chain, chain reaction, chaining, chasing,
     circle, circuit, class, collection, column, coming after,
     concatenation, connection, consecution, consecutiveness,
     continuance, continuation, continuity, continuum, copy, course,
     cycle, descent, diastole, dogging, downbeat, drone, edition,
     endless belt, endless round, extension, family, file, filiation,
     following, gamut, genotype, genus, geometrical progression,
     gradation, group, heeling, hounding, hum, impression, issue,
     kingdom, kit, library, library edition, line, lineage,
     logical sequence, monotone, nexus, number, order,
     order of succession, outfit, pack, pendulum, periodicity, phylum,
     plenum, posteriority, postposition, powder train, printing,
     procession, progression, prolongation, pulse, pursual, pursuance,
     pursuit, queue, range, rank, recurrence, reticulation, revolution,
     rotation, round, routine, row, run, scale, school edition, section,
     sequel, sequence, set, shadowing, single file, species, spectrum,
     spell, string, subclass, subfamily, subgenus, subjunction,
     subkingdom, suborder, subspecies, subtribe, succession,
     successiveness, suffixation, suit, suite, superclass, superfamily,
     superorder, superspecies, swath, systole, tailing, thesis, thread,
     tier, trade book, trade edition, trailing, train, tribe, turn,
     upbeat, variety, volume, wheel, windrow

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