liè - arrange, line up; series

I picked this word as I spent the day working on an alignment of protein sequences and on a program to display it nicely (which I might put on this blog is I get it to a sufficiently finished state). I couldn't work out what the Chinese from protein alignment was, but 列 is a useful word. I've seen in on Smart.fm in the word 系列.

列 is also the measure word for buses.

这一理论是以一系列错误的设想为依据的。
The theory is based on a series of wrong assumptions.

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