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serial

1. Computing of or operating on items of information, instructions, etc., in the order in which they occur
2. of, relating to, or using the techniques of serialism
3. Logic maths (of a relation) connected, transitive, and asymmetric, thereby imposing an order on all the members of the domain, as less than on the natural numbers

Serial

 

a publication with the same orientation and name and consistent numbering and format but appearing irregularly as material accumulates.

Serials in the USSR include almanacs, transactions and other scholarly and scientific publications, and bulletins. Most journals published in the USSR are serials. Serials tend to appear at regular intervals, that is, become periodicals.

serial

[′sir·ē·əl]
(computer science)
Pertaining to the internal handling of data in sequential fashion.
(industrial engineering)
An element or a group of elements within a series which is given a numerical or alphabetical designation for convenience in planning, scheduling, and control.

serial

One after the other.
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The FBI continues to conduct interviews with serial murderers.
New serial technologies are emerging to overcome the bandwidth limitations of today's parallel architectures and deliver highly scalable performance for next-generation systems.
Serial Attached SCSI deploys SAS expanders as the method used for extending the device addressing to the complete range (16K) of devices specified in the SAS standard.
While maintaining compatibility with today's software, Serial ATA will provide a storage interface that meets the needs of tomorrow's computers and links emerging system and storage technologies.
Serial ATA (SATA) is an emerging storage connection that promises to change the way the world connects its storage devices.
We'll explore the technical differences between Ultra ATA and Serial ATA technology, and to provide explanation for the transition from a parallel to serial bus architecture.
Serial-Attached SCSI is the logical evolution of Parallel SCSI that satisfies the data center requirement of scalability, performance, reliability, and manageability, while leveraging a common electrical and physical connection interface from Serial ATA.
0 of the Serial ATA specification, which will increase the bandwidth to and from disk drives--ranging from hard drives to CD-RW drives--and other PC components.