Associations to the word «Parallel»


PARALLEL, adjective. Equally distant from one another at all points.
PARALLEL, adjective. Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
PARALLEL, adjective. (hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines: that they either do not intersect or they coincide
PARALLEL, adjective. (computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
PARALLEL, adverb. With a parallel relationship.
PARALLEL, noun. One of a set of parallel lines.
PARALLEL, noun. Direction conformable to that of another line.
PARALLEL, noun. A line of latitude.
PARALLEL, noun. An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
PARALLEL, noun. Something identical or similar in essential respects.
PARALLEL, noun. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
PARALLEL, noun. (military) 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.
PARALLEL, noun. (printing) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines, used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
PARALLEL, verb. To construct or place something parallel to something else.
PARALLEL, verb. Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
PARALLEL, verb. Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
PARALLEL, verb. To compare or liken something to something else.
PARALLEL, verb. To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
PARALLEL, verb. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
PARALLEL, verb. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
PARALLEL BARS, noun. (gymnastics) A set of apparatus consisting of two horizontal bars at a small distance apart, used by male gymnasts, upon which acts of swinging and holding and jumping are performed.
PARALLEL BARS, noun. (gymnastics) A gymnastics event using the parallel bars.
PARALLEL CIRCUIT, noun. An electrical circuit that has two or more components that are connected in parallel.
PARALLEL CITATION, noun. (legal) In legal writing, a portion of a citation indicating an additional publication of the document cited.
PARALLEL CITATIONS, noun. Plural of parallel citation
PARALLEL GILL TRAMA, noun. (mycology) A gill trama that is not divided and the cells are parallel in a cross section.
PARALLEL IMMERSION, noun. A style of education in which students are taught simultaneously in two languages: a "primary" language which is dominant in the given country (in which the immersion is taking place), plus a "secondary" language which is the student's native language.
PARALLEL IMPORT, noun. A legitimate product imported from another country without the permission of the intellectual property owner.
PARALLEL IMPORTS, noun. Plural of parallel import
PARALLEL KEY, noun. (music) a key with the same tonic as another key
PARALLEL KEYS, noun. Plural of parallel key
PARALLEL PARK, verb. To park a vehicle with side parallel to the curb or the side of the road.
PARALLEL PARKING, noun. The action of parking a vehicle with its side parallel to the curb or the side of the road.
PARALLEL PARKING, noun. A driving technique that facilitates such parking.
PARALLEL PARKING, noun. A space at the side of the road where such parking is allowed.
PARALLEL PORT, noun. (computing) A physical interface capable of transmitting multiple bits of data simultaneously, unlike a serial port.
PARALLEL PORTS, noun. Plural of parallel port
PARALLEL POSTULATE, noun. (geometry) An axiom of Euclidean geometry which is equivalent to the statement that the sum of angles in every triangle equals two right angles.
PARALLEL TEXT, noun. A text placed alongside its translation or translations.
PARALLEL TEXT, noun. A text similar to one being translated.
PARALLEL TEXTS, noun. Plural of parallel text
PARALLEL UNIVERSE, noun. (sciences) (scifi) A universe that exists separately alongside another universe.
PARALLEL UNIVERSES, noun. Plural of parallel universe
PARALLEL WORLD, noun. (scifi) (sciences) A reality or world that exists simultaneously with ours, but independent of it.
PARALLEL WORLDS, noun. Plural of parallel world

Dictionary definition

PARALLEL, noun. Something having the property of being analogous to something else.
PARALLEL, noun. An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.
PARALLEL, noun. (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes); "parallels never meet".
PARALLEL, verb. Be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours".
PARALLEL, verb. Make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway".
PARALLEL, verb. Duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse".
PARALLEL, adjective. Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows".
PARALLEL, adjective. Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing".

Wise words

Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.
Baruch Spinoza