# Definition of Parallel. Meaning of Parallel. Synonyms of Parallel

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## Definition of Parallel

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Parallel Par"al*lel, n. (Elec.) 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. Note: Parts of a system so arranged are said to be in parallel or in multiple.
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Parallel Par"al*lel, a. [F. parall[`e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; ? beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See Allien.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes. Revolutions . . . parallel to the equinoctial. --Hakluyt. Note: Curved lines or curved planes are said to be parallel when they are in all parts equally distant. 2. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; -- used with to and with. When honor runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it can not be too much cherished. --Addison. 3. Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage. --Addison. Parallel bar. (a) (Steam Eng.) A rod in a parallel motion which is parallel with the working beam. (b) One of a pair of bars raised about five feet above the floor or ground, and parallel to each other, -- used for gymnastic exercises. Parallel circles of a sphere, those circles of the sphere whose planes are parallel to each other. Parallel columns, or Parallels (Printing), two or more passages of reading matter printed side by side, for the purpose of emphasizing the similarity or discrepancy between them. Parallel forces (Mech.), forces which act in directions parallel to each other. Parallel motion. (a) (Mach.) A jointed system of links, rods, or bars, by which the motion of a reciprocating piece, as a piston rod, may be guided, either approximately or exactly in a straight line. --Rankine. (b) (Mus.) The ascending or descending of two or more parts at fixed intervals, as thirds or sixths. Parallel rod (Locomotive Eng.), a metal rod that connects the crank pins of two or more driving wheels; -- called also couping rod, in distinction from the connecting rod. See Illust. of Locomotive, in App. -- Parallel ruler, an instrument for drawing parallel lines, so constructed as to have the successive positions of the ruling edge parallel to each other; also, one consisting of two movable parts, the opposite edges of which are always parallel. Parallel sailing (Naut.), sailing on a parallel of latitude. Parallel sphere (Astron. & Geog.), that position of the sphere in which the circles of daily motion are parallel to the horizon, as to an observer at either pole. Parallel vise, a vise having jaws so guided as to remain parallel in all positions.
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Parallel Par"al*lel, v. i. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like. [Obs.] --Bacon.
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Parallel Par"al*lel, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Paralleled; p. pr. & vb. n. Paralleling.] 1. 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. The needle . . . doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian. --Sir T. Browne. 2. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like. His life is paralleled Even with the stroke and line of his great justice. --Shak. 3. To equal; to match; to correspond to. --Shak. 4. To produce or adduce as a parallel. [R.] --Locke. My young remembrance can not parallel A fellow to it. --Shak.

## Meaning of Parallel from wikipedia

- Look up parallel in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Parallel may refer to: Parallel (geometry), two lines in the Euclidean plane which never intersect...
- Parallel and counter parallel chords are terms derived from the German (Parallelklang, Gegenparallelklang) to denote what is more often called in English...
- that have the same starting note (tonic) are called parallel keys and are said to be in a parallel relationship. For example, G major and G minor have...
- Parallel World or Parallel Worlds may refer to: Parallel World (1983 video game), a video game published by Enix for home computers Parallel World (1990...
- "The Parallel" is episode 113 of the American television anthology series The Twilight Zone. In this episode an astronaut returns from a voyage to find...
- universe, alternate universes, parallel universe, parallel universes, or parallel world in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Parallel universe may refer to: Many-worlds...
- Parallel computing is a type of com****tion in which many calculations or processes are carried out simultaneously. Large problems can often be divided...
- 49th parallel may refer to: 49th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere 49th parallel south, a circle of latitude in the Southern...
- In geometry, parallel lines are coplanar infinite straight lines that do not intersect at any point. Parallel planes are planes in the same three-dimensional...
- 38th parallel may refer to: 38th parallel north, a circle of latitude in the Northern Hemisphere This line of latitude was used as the pre-Korean War boundary...