Webster 1913 Edition
A number of things or events standing or succeeding in order, and connected by a like relation; sequence; order; course; a succession of things;
as, a continuous.
seriesof calamitous events
During some years his life a
Any comprehensive group of animals or plants including several subordinate related groups.
☞ Sometimes a series includes several classes; sometimes only orders or families; in other cases only species.
An indefinite number of terms succeeding one another, each of which is derived from one or more of the preceding by a fixed law, called the law of the series;
as, an arithmetical.
series; a geometrical
Webster 1828 Edition
1. A continued succession in the things of the same order, and bearing the same relation to each other; as a series of kings; a series of successors.
2. Sequence; order; course; succession of things; as a series of calamitous events.
3. In natural history, an order or subdivision of some class of natural bodies.
4. In arithmetic and algebra, a number of terms in succession, increasing or diminishing in a certain ratio; as arithmetical series and geometrical series. [See Progression.]