nonparallel
nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered, oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; {crossed, decussate, intersectant, intersecting}; {cross-grained ; {diagonal}; {orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ; {right, perpendicular}; {angled ; {convergent}] Also See: {convergent}, {divergent}, {diverging}. [WordNet 1.5]

2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of computers. [Narrower terms: {serial}] PJC]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • nonparallel — adjective 1. of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations serial processing • Syn: ↑serial, ↑in series • Similar to: ↑asynchronous • Derivationally related forms: ↑series …   Useful english dictionary

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  • parallel vs nonparallel — nonintersecting onintersecting adj. not sharing a common point; of lines, planes, or surfaces. [Narrower terms: {parallel (vs. nonparallel) ] Syn: nonconvergent. [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • angled — nonparallel onparallel adj. 1. not parallel; of lines or linear objects. Opposite of {parallel}. [Narrower terms: {bias, catacorner, cata cornered, catercorner, cater cornered, catty corner, catty cornered, diagonal, kitty corner, kitty cornered …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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