英 ['sɪəriːz; -rɪz]
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来自拉丁语 series,顺序，次序，连续，来自 serere,连接，来自 PIE*ser,连接，词源同 social,sort.
- series:  Latin seriēs (from which English got series) denoted a ‘succession of things connected together’. It was derived from serere ‘connect’, which has also given English assert and insert . Serial  was coined specifically with reference to stories published in instalments.
=> assert, insert, serial
- series (n.)
- 1610s, "a number or set of things of one kind arranged in a line," from Latin series "row, chain, series, sequence, succession," from serere "to join, link, bind together, arrange, attach, put; join in speech, discuss," from PIE root *ser- (3) "to line up, join" (cognates: Sanskrit sarat- "thread," Greek eirein "to fasten together in rows," Gothic sarwa (plural) "armor, arms," Old Norse sörve "necklace of stringed pearls," Old Irish sernaid "he joins together," Welsh ystret "row").
Meaning "set of printed works published consecutively" is from 1711. Meaning "set of radio or television programs with the same characters and themes" is attested from 1949. Baseball sense "set of games on consecutive days between the same teams" is from 1862.
- 1. He was carrying on about some stupid television series.
- 2. The Jamaica Festival is planning a series of workshops and business seminars.
- 3. Customs officials have made a series of contradictory statements about the equipment.
- 4. The series goes out at 10.30pm, Fridays, on Channel 4.
- 5. Perot hoped to run another series of campaign infomercials.
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