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miniseries

[min-ee-seer-eez] /ˈmɪn iˌsɪər iz/
noun, plural miniseries.
1.
a short series of events or presentations.
2.
Television. a program or film broadcast in parts, as the dramatization of a literary work:
The novel was made into a four-part miniseries.
Origin
1970-1975
1970-75; mini- + series
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British Dictionary definitions for mini-series

miniseries

/ˈmɪnɪˌsɪəriːz/
noun
1.
a television programme in several parts that is shown on consecutive days or weeks for a short period
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Word Origin and History for mini-series

also miniseries "television series of short duration, on a single theme," 1971, from mini- + series.

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