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serial

[sir′ē·əl]
Etymology: L, series, row
pertaining to a succession, arrangement, or order of items.

serial

(sē′rē-ăl) [L. series, row, chain]
In numerical order, in continuity, or in sequence, as in a series.

serial

part of a series.

serial homology
see serial homology.
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The irony of all this is that the popular construction of serial murder has involved some of the characteristics that I identified earlier as key building blocks of the mythology of seriality itself.
A similar tension between seriality and simultaneity arises in Johnson's Oxherding Tale, as Andrew Hawkins's humbling perceptual development enables him to see things anew: ".
Going to and fro is a style of movement very different from seriality.
Seriality, James Mussell argues in " 'Of the making of magazines there is no end': W.
The ordered and compelling seriality of the book's killer opening thus gradually deteriorates into apparent intellectual randomness.
He explains the ideas of seriality and uncontrollable repetition as obsessive pathologies in modern society, examples of the irrationality that Protestants attributed to Catholicism or of the psychiatric diseases that are diagnosed by modern science.
Yet a third and last venue is a decisive if not thoroughly organized form of opposition to the seriality and homologation of televised and virtual reality.
From one to another, the tiny images unfold into a weirdly free-form seriality, and the concentrated mindfulness required to identify not just the state of the objects but also the literal and figurative condition of the wall starts to feel like an act of devotion.
Their seriality determined (and limited) by the function establishes a poetic framework that is based on the variations of the shape of the cross.
Some of the areas addressed by the working groups include personal names, seriality, and multipart structures.
The existence of digital alternatives frees scholarly criticism for the first time in centuries to see "rhetorical procedures," our own included, in their grounding relations with paper, ink, and cloth, with distribution and consumption, with seriality and delay, and so to interpret in detail as well as in theory "art's uneasy, impassioned marriage to technology" (p.
To place The Telling in this gap-ridden spatial/temporal/textual context, it may be useful to consider further in a broad way the gap-ridden seriality of much science fiction (and fantasy) and ask how this characteristic might illuminate how we make and preserve our stories.