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series Idioms & Phrases


actinide series

  • noun (chemistry) a series of 15 radioactive elements with increasing atomic numbers from actinium to lawrencium
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alkane series

  • noun a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
    alkane; alkane series; methane series; paraffin.
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Ascending series

  • . (Math.) (a) A series arranged according to the ascending powers of a quantity. (b) A series in which each term is greater than the preceding.
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Converging series

  • (Math.), a series in which if an indefinitely great number of terms be taken, their sum will become indefinitely near in value to a fixed quantity, which is called the sum of the series; opposed to a diverging series.
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Decreasing series

  • (Math.), a series in which each term is numerically smaller than the preceding term.
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Descending series

  • (Math.), a series in which each term is numerically smaller than the preceding one; also, a series arranged according to descending powers of a quantity.
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Divergent series

  • . (Math.) See Diverging series, under Diverging.
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Diverging series

  • (Math.), a series whose terms are larger as the series is extended; a series the sum of whose terms does not approach a finite limit when the series is extended indefinitely; opposed to a converging series.
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electrochemical series

  • noun a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
    electromotive force series; electrochemical series.
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electromotive force series

  • noun a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
    electromotive force series; electrochemical series.
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electromotive series

  • noun a serial arrangement of metallic elements or ions according to their electrode potentials determined under specified conditions; the order shows the tendency of one metal to reduce the ions of any other metal below it in the series
    electromotive force series; electrochemical series.
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Ethylene series

  • (Chem.), the series if unsaturated hydrocarbons of which ethylene is the type, and represented by the general formula CnH2n.
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Exponential series

  • noun a series derived from the expansion of an exponential expression
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  • a series derived from the development of exponential equations or quantities.
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Fat series, Fatty series

  • (Chem.), the series of the paraffine hydrocarbons and their derivatives; the marsh gas or methane series.
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fourier series

  • noun the sum of a series of trigonometric expressions; used in the analysis of periodic functions
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geometric series

  • noun a geometric progression written as a sum
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gi series

  • noun diagnostic tests of the alimentary canal; usually involves inserting a contrast medium (such as barium sulfate) and taking an X-ray
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Harmonic seriesprogression

  • . See under Progression.
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in series

  • adjective satellite of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations
    serial; nonparallel.
    • serial processing
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Indeterminate series

  • (Math.), a series whose terms proceed by the powers of an indeterminate quantity, sometimes also with indeterminate exponents, or indeterminate coefficients.
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Interscedent series

  • a series whose terms are interscendent quantities.
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lanthanide series

  • noun the rare-earth elements with atomic numbers 57 through 71; having properties similar to lanthanum
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Methane series

  • noun a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
    alkane; alkane series; methane series; paraffin.
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  • (Chem.), a series of saturated hydrocarbons, of which methane is the first member and type, and (because of their general chemical inertness and indifference) called also the paraffin (little affinity) series. The lightest members are gases, as methane, ethane; intermediate members are liquids, as hexane, heptane, etc. (found in benzine, kerosene, etc.); while the highest members are white, waxy, or fatty solids, as paraffin proper.
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ordered series

  • noun an ordered reference standard
    scale of measurement; scale; graduated table.
    • judging on a scale of 1 to 10
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Paraffin series

  • noun a series of non-aromatic saturated hydrocarbons with the general formula CnH(2n+2)
    alkane; alkane series; methane series; paraffin.
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  • . See Methane series, under Methane.
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Phanerite series

  • (Geol.), the uppermost part of the earth's crust, consisting of deposits produced by causes in obvious operation.
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power series

  • noun the sum of terms containing successively higher integral powers of a variable
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Recurring series

  • (Math.), an algebraic series in which the coefficients of the several terms can be expressed by means of certain preceding coefficients and constants in one uniform manner.
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Reversion of series

  • (Alg.), the act of reverting a series. See To revert a series, under Revert, v. t.
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series circuit

  • noun a circuit having its parts connected serially
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time series

  • noun a series of values of a variable at successive times
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To revert a series

  • (Alg.), to treat a series, as y = a + bx + cx2 + etc., where one variable y is expressed in powers of a second variable x, so as to find therefrom the second variable x, expressed in a series arranged in powers of y.
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world series

  • noun series that constitutes the playoff for the baseball championship
    • we watched the World Series on TV
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