series is on the Academic Word List.

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  1. (countable); (singular) A series of events, meetings, experiments, etc. is several of them that happen one after the other and are related.
    Three weeks ago troops and helicopters launched a series of attacks on Kurds in the region.
    There has been a series of changes at the newspaper that began with the new editor.
    The school will be hosting a series of lectures relating to poverty.
  2. A TV or Radio series is a number of programs usually with the same setting and characters.
  3. A series is a sporting event in which many teams compete for a championship.
    Tonight is the final game of the Stanley Cup series.
  4. (technical) If something is connected in series, electricity passes through each point before going to the next point.