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Parallel meaning

parallel - 20 dictionary results

  1. 1. of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; " parallel processing"
  2. 2. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
  3. 3. Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.
  4. 4. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
  5. 5. Direction conformable to that of another line,
  6. 6. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
  7. 7. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
  8. 8. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
  9. 9. One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map.
  10. 10. One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
  11. 11. A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines ( thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
  12. 12. To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.
  13. 13. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
  14. 14. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
  15. 15. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
  16. 16. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance ( with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with.
  17. 17. That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series.
  18. 18. A line equidistant at every point from another; likeness.
  19. 19. Equally distant at every point; similar in direction or aim.
  20. 20. To correspond to.

parallel - examples of usage

  1. Instead of doing this, however, they kept a course more or less parallel to mine. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. They ran parallel with each other, and provided, for a time, access to every claim from the edge of the mine. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  3. For the character of the Review it is difficult to find a parallel. - "Daniel Defoe", William Minto.
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