serial
  • adjective referring to data or instructions ordered one after the other rather than in parallel
  • Of, pertaining to, occurring as, or resembling, a series.
  • Acted upon, performed, or operating sequentially, or one after the other. For example, serial access.
  • The sequential processing, storing, transfer, transmission, reception, or the like, of multiple bits, characters, or data units. This contrasts with parallel (4), where such events and processes occur simultaneously.

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