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Definition of series

i. Any number of rocks, minerals, or fossils having characteristics, such as growth patterns, succession, composition, or occurrence, that make it possible to arrange them in a natural sequence.

Ref: AGI

ii. A conventional stratigraphic unit that is a division of a system. A series commonly constitutes a major unit of chronostratigraphic correlation within a province, between provinces, or between continents.

Ref: AGI

iii. May be applied to intrusive rocks in the same time-stratigraphic sense. Formal series names are binomial, usually consisting of a geographic name (generally but not necessarily with the adjectival ending -an or -ian) and the word Series, the initial letter of both terms being capitalized.

See Also: igneous-rock series

iv. An arrangement of electric blasting caps in which the firing current passes through each of them in a single circuit.

Ref: Nichols, 1


 
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