Sinonimi: serial | serial publication
ETYM Latin series, from serere, sertum, to join or bind together; cf. Skr. sarit thread. Related to Assert, Desert a solitude, Exert, Insert, Seraglio.
1. A periodical that appears at scheduled times; SYN. serial, serial publication.
2. Similar things placed or happening one after another.
3. The sum of a finite or infinite sequence of expressions.
In music, the numerical expression of note orders of a tone row, related to a starting pitch of 1. The US composer Milton Babbitt introduced a convention of numbering a series as intervals from zero (unison with the starting note) to a maximum of 11 half-steps or semitones.