parallel

See also: paral·lel

EnglishEdit

 
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EtymologyEdit

From Middle French parallèle, borrowed from Latin parallelus.

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parallel (not comparable)

  1. Equally distant from one another at all points.
    The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.
    • (Can we date this quote by Hakluyt and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      revolutions [] parallel to the equinoctial
  2. Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
    The two railway lines are parallel.
    • (Can we date this quote by Addison and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
  3. (hyperbolic geometry, said of a pair of lines) Either not intersecting, or coinciding.[1]
  4. (computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time.
    a parallel algorithm

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parallel (comparative more parallel, superlative most parallel)

  1. With a parallel relationship.
    The road runs parallel to the canal.

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parallel (plural parallels)

  1. One of a set of parallel lines.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
  2. Direction conformable to that of another line.
    • (Can we date this quote by Garth and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      lines that from their parallel decline
  3. A line of latitude.
    The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
  4. An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
  5. Something identical or similar in essential respects.
    • (Can we date this quote by Alexander Pope and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      None but thyself can be thy parallel.
  6. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
    Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
  7. (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.
  8. (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.

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parallel (third-person singular simple present parallels, present participle (US) paralleling or (UK) parallelling, simple past and past participle (US) paralleled or (UK) parallelled)

  1. To construct or place something parallel to something else.
    • (Can we date this quote by Sir Thomas Browne and provide title, author's full name, and other details?)
      The needle [] doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
  2. Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
    • 1931, H. P. Lovecraft, The Whisperer in Darkness, chapter 6:
      Archaic covered bridges lingered fearsomely out of the past in pockets of the hills, and the half-abandoned railway track paralleling the river seemed to exhale a nebulously visible air of desolation.
  3. Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
  4. To compare or liken something to something else.
  5. To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
  6. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of Shakespeare to this entry?)
  7. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
    (Can we find and add a quotation of John Locke to this entry?)

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NounEdit

parallel c

  1. (geometry) This term needs a translation to English. Please help out and add a translation, then remove the text {{rfdef}}.

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parallel

  1. (geometry) parallel

InflectionEdit

Inflection of parallel
Positive Comparative Superlative
Common singular parallel 2
Neuter singular parallelt 2
Plural parallelle 2
Definite attributive1 parallelle
1) When an adjective is applied predicatively to something definite, the corresponding "indefinite" form is used.
2) The "indefinite" superlatives may not be used attributively.

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parallel (not comparable)

  1. parallel

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Inflection of parallel
uninflected parallel
inflected parallelle
comparative
positive
predicative/adverbial parallel
indefinite m./f. sing. parallelle
n. sing. parallel
plural parallelle
definite parallelle
partitive parallels

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EtymologyEdit

From Latin, from Ancient Greek παράλληλος (parállēlos).

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parallel (not comparable)

  1. parallel
    Die Linien meines Schreibpapiers laufen exakt parallel.
    Die eine Bahnschiene verläuft auch in der Kurve stets parallel zur anderen.
  2. Serving the same purpose, leading to the same result
    Die Autobahn verläuft parallel zur Eisenbahn aber in ganz unterschiedlichen Biegungen und Kurven.
    Die Eheleute hatten nichts verabredet, so haben sie parallel (zueinander) eingekauft.

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