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DEFINITION of 'Option Series'

A specific set of calls or puts on the same underlying security, in the same class and with the same strike price and expiration date.

INVESTOPEDIA EXPLAINS 'Option Series'

An option series is a certain contract traded on a particular exchange. For example, all ABC July puts would make up an options series.

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