serial


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Serial \Se"ri*al\, a.
   1. Of or pertaining to a series; consisting of a series;
      appearing in successive parts or numbers; as, a serial
      work or publication. "Classification . . . may be more or
      less serial." --H. Spencer.
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   2. (Bot.) Of or pertaining to rows. --Gray.
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   Serial homology. (Biol.) See under Homology.

   Serial symmetry. (Biol.) See under Symmetry.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Serial \Se"ri*al\, n.
   A publication appearing in a series or succession of part; a
   tale, or other writing, published in successive numbers of a
   periodical.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

nonparallel \nonparallel\ adj.
   1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of
      parallel. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner,
      cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner,
      catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered,
      oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; {crossed, decussate,
      intersectant, intersecting}; cross-grained ; {diagonal;
      {orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ;
      right, perpendicular; angled ; {convergent] Also See:
      convergent, divergent, diverging.
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   2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of
      computers. [Narrower terms: serial] PJC]
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