The 787 is already almost three years late because of serial technical crises.
The serial numbers of the $900 in bills allegedly corresponded to those of the buy money.
So many that, among his friends, he was known as a “serial monogamist.”
But not only is serial deception not new—voters are complicit, says Michael Moynihan.
After stealing 97 rare maps, serial map thief E. Forbes Smiley III was caught in the act.
It is a serial, whose chapters run from July until November.
But the whole of active life is a serial and coordinated business.
Our speciality, however, is our Six-Shilling Shocker, as sold for serial purposes.
He turned to the serial story and began to read the synopsis.
Among Vertebrates the application of the theory of serial repetition was not so obvious, except in the case of the vertebræ.
"coming in regular succession," 1840, from series + -al (1); popularized in reference to Dickens' novels, published one part at a time in periodicals (as opposed to all at once in a book). Found to be a useful word and given wide application. Serial number, indicating position in a series, first recorded 1866, originally of papers, packages, etc.; of soldiers from 1918. Serial killer is first attested 1981 (in relation to John Wayne Gacy and Ted Bundy), though serial had been used in connection with murders since the early 1960s. Related: Serially.
1846, from serial (adj.).