I want to know the right word to use when I'm talking about a collection (of movies, books, plays, etc...) that has an indefinite amount. I'm looking for a word close to trilogy, but I don't exactly want to use that, because it has the prefix "tri" meaning "three". I seem to have stumbled upon the word I'm really looking for, but is there really a word somewhat like "trilogy" out there? Or was I just imagining things. Any inference would be welcome. Cheers!

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    I would stick with series since any reader will immediately understand your context. Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 14:36
  • What did the thesaurus tell you?
    – Drew
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 16:34
  • Series. Plus more letters the meet the minimum count.
    – jimm101
    Commented Dec 2, 2017 at 0:27

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The first word I thought of was anthology.

a collection of selected literary pieces or passages or works of art or music


But "series", as suggested by Gary's Student, would probably also work just fine.

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    I think of an anthology as being a curated set while a series is specifically written by the author to go together. It depends on what OP means.
    – Jim
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 15:27
  • @Jim Now that you mention it, I agree. I guess it depends upon how exhaustive a "collection" the OP meant. Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 15:34
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    +1 I think this is a good answer, especially given the OP's request for a similar word to trilogy. The fact you have included the ogy stem is to be applauded I would say.
    – Gary
    Commented Dec 1, 2017 at 16:11

I’m not sure if this word would work for this, but how about Saga?

From dictionary.com, saga

  1. noun a medieval Icelandic or Norse prose narrative of achievements and events in the history of a personage, family, etc.
  2. any narrative or legend of heroic exploits. Also called saga novel .
  3. a form of the novel in which the members or generations of a family or social group are chronicled in a long and leisurely narrative.
  4. a dramatic history of a group, place, industry, etc.: the saga of the transcontinental railroad.
  5. any very long story with dramatic events or parts: the sad saga of her life in poverty.
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