Meaning of PARALLEL in English


I. adjective see: else Date: 1549 1. extending in the same direction, everywhere equidistant, and not meeting , everywhere equally distant , 2. having ~ sides , being or relating to an electrical circuit having a number of conductors in ~, arranged in ~ , relating to or being a connection in a computer system in which the bits of a byte are transmitted over separate channels at the same time , 3. a. similar, analogous, or interdependent in tendency or development, exhibiting ~ism in form, function, or development , readily compared ; companion , having identical syntactical elements in corresponding positions, d. having the same tonic, keeping the same distance apart in musical pitch, performed while keeping one's skis ~ , see: similar II. noun Date: 1551 1. a ~ line, curve, or surface, one of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth ~ing the equator and marking the latitude, a character || used in printing especially as a reference mark, 2. something equal or similar in all essential particulars ; counterpart , similarity , analogue , a comparison to show resemblance, 4. the state of being physically ~, an arrangement of electrical devices in a circuit in which the same potential difference is applied to two or more resistances with each resistance being on a different branch of the circuit, an arrangement or state that permits several operations or tasks to be performed simultaneously rather than consecutively, III. transitive verb Date: 1598 to indicate analogy of ; compare , 2. to show something equal to ; match , to correspond to, to place so as to be ~ in direction with something, to extend, run, or move in a direction ~ to, IV. adverb Date: circa 1747 in a ~ manner

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