Meaning of serialize in English:


(British serialise)


[with object]
  • 1Publish or broadcast (a story or play) in regular instalments.

    ‘sections of the book were serialized in the Sunday Times’
    • ‘The result was essentially a Saturday story serialized over three days that took readers into Earls's struggle.’
    • ‘Also, the book was originally published serialised in a magazine.’
    • ‘When the manuscript of Silent Spring was serialized in The New Yorker in June 1962, Carson was demonized.’
    • ‘His autobiography (ghost-written, like all the publications that came out under his name) was serialized in magazines and on radio, bought by a major book club, and reprinted a number of times.’
    • ‘What is more interesting, perhaps, is to see Arthur Conan Doyle himself doing running patchwork on some of those holes, as they became apparent to him while writing and serializing his story in the Strand Magazine.’
    • ‘Too, the genre fiction paperback provided relatively easy access to the longer stories in one convenient volume (many longer stories were serialized in the pulps).’
    • ‘Unlike American TV, which airs a complete story at a time, all Doctor Who stories are serialized.’
    • ‘‘Serials have become a visual translation of the soft-pulp stories being serialised in Malayalam weeklies,’ he says.’
    • ‘It's here that he serialized the silent story that broke him to North Americans when it was published in 2001 as the graphic novel, Hey Wait.’
    • ‘It has been six heady years, not quite so heady as it was in the glorious days when my life story was serialised in the paper, but quite fun just the same.’
    • ‘I consciously decided to break from my previous format of writing, and serialise the story with images that didn't necessarily illustrate what I was writing.’
    • ‘Soon his multi-volume memoirs began to appear, were serialized in several periodicals, and printed as large-edition books; for this effort by his ghost-writers he was duly awarded the top literary prize.’
    • ‘In 1922, at the age of seventy-nine, he wrote a brief memoir that was serialized in a Peeksklll newspaper and later issued in a limited-edition pamphlet.’
    • ‘The essence of Sorry, I'm A Stranger Here Myself was lack of communication, and the sitcom was serialised, each episode advancing the story from the previous week.’
    • ‘The novella was serialized in the London Magazine beginning in June 1912 and in the Amencan Sunday Monthly the next summer.’
    • ‘To add to his family's distress, his memoir is being serialised in a mass-market, right-wing daily newspaper.’
    • ‘But because of the realities of the marketplace, the material is first serialized in comic book form.’
    • ‘In Britain, every major newspaper devoted at least a full page to the book, which was serialized in The Guardian.’
    • ‘Such stories had been appearing in the press ever since my book had been serialised in the Daily Mirror in the middle of August.’
    • ‘The book, to be published by Macmillan, is to be serialised in the Daily Mail this week.’
  • 2Arrange (something) in a series.

    ‘each document sent to investors should be individually numbered or serialized’
    • ‘I thought you did an incredible job of serializing the classes.’
    • ‘Something more along the lines of an instant messaging chat room session, where the alternating blog entries are serialized, would be better.’
    • ‘If the threads are inherently serialized, however, the improved cache hit rate may be worth it.’
    • ‘Indeed, the uneven vocabulary of sexual difference can be seen as part of a movement that itself sought to conjoin and serialize socio-sexual practices and behaviors.’
    • ‘The company can mark tubing with alphanumerical text of any height, width, and thickness, and can serialize this text.’
  • 3Music
    Compose according to the techniques of serialism.

    ‘the Webernites went on to serialize not only the notes themselves, but the silences, the durations’