serial

What is serial?

serial meaning (1) Pertaining to the sequential processing of the individual parts of a whole, such as the bits of a character or the characters of a word, using the same facilities for successive parts. (2) Term describing the transmission of data one bit at a time. Contrast with parallel.

 

reference: U.S . Food & Drug – Glossary of Computer System Software Development Terminology (8/95)

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