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  • 1Parallel — Par al*lel, a. [F. parall[ e]le, L. parallelus, fr. Gr. ?; para beside + ? of one another, fr. ? other, akin to L. alius. See {Alien}.] 1. (Geom.) Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2Parallel — may refer to: Mathematics and science * Parallel (geometry) * Parallel (latitude), an imaginary east west line circling a globe Proper name * Parallel (manga), a shōnen manga by Toshihiko Kobayashi * Parallel (video), a video album by R.E.M. *… …

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  • 3Parallel — Par al*lel, n. 1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. [1913 Webster] Who made the spider parallels design, Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? Pope. [1913… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4parallel — [par′ə lel΄, par′ələl] adj. [Fr parallèle < L parallelus < Gr parallēlos < para , side by side (see PARA 1) + allēlos, one another < allos, other: see ELSE] 1. extending in the same direction and at the same distance apart at every… …

    English World dictionary

  • 5parallel — par‧al‧lel [ˈpærəlel] adjective [only before a noun] 1. ECONOMICS COMMERCE parallel goods, imports etc are sold avoiding the distribution channel S (= ways of making goods available to the public) approved by the makers: • Luxury brands …

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  • 6parallel# — parallel adj *like, alike, similar, analogous, comparable, akin, uniform, identical Analogous words: *same, identical, equal, equivalent: corresponding, correlative (see RECIPROCAL) parallel n 1 Comparison, contrast, antithesis, collation… …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 7parallel — ► ADJECTIVE 1) (of lines, planes, or surfaces) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them. 2) occurring or existing at the same time or in a similar way; corresponding: a parallel universe. 3) Computing involving the… …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8Parallel — 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. [1913 Webster] The needle . . . doth… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 9Parallel 9 — was a British children s television show that broadcast from 1992 to 1994. It aired on BBC1 on Saturday mornings, thereby occupying the time slot that was at other times held by programmes such as Going Live! .The premise of the show focused on… …

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  • 10parallel — Adj std. (16. Jh.) Entlehnung. Entlehnt aus l. parallēlos, parallēlus, dieses aus gr. parállēlos nebeneinander , zu gr. allḗlōn einander und gr. para . Abstraktum: Parallele.    Ebenso nndl. parallel, ne. parallel, nfrz. parallèl, nschw. parallel …

    Etymologisches Wörterbuch der deutschen sprache

  • 11Parallel I/O — Parallel I/O, in the context of a computer, means the performance of multiple I/O operations at the same time. It is a common feature of operating systems.One particular instance is parallel writing of data to disk; when file data is sperad… …

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  • 12Parallēl — (v. gr.), heißen zwei in einer Ebene liegende Gerade, wenn sie sich nicht schneiden, soweit man sie auch beiderseits verlängern mag. Wenn zwei gerade Linien eine dritte Gerade so schneiden, daß sie mit ihr nach derselben Seite hin gleiche Winkel… …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 13parallel — I adjective abreast, agreed, akin, aligned, analogous, coequal, coextending, coextensive, cognate, coincident, collateral, commensurable, comparable, comparing, comparison, concerted, concomitant, concurrent, congeneric, congenerous, congruous,… …

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  • 14parallel — [adj1] aligned, side by side alongside, coextending, coextensive, coordinate, equidistant, extending equally, in the same direction, lateral, laterally, never meeting, running alongside; concepts 581,586 Ant. crooked, separate, skewed, zigzag… …

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  • 15Parallel C — may refer to: * Unified Parallel C, an extension of the C programming language designed for high performance computing on large scale parallel machines * an unimplemented programming language that influenced the design of C* * C for the… …

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  • 16parallel — (adj.) 1540s, from M.Fr. parallèle, from L. parallelus, from Gk. parallelos parallel, from para allelois beside one another, from para beside (see PARA (Cf. para )) + allelois each other, from allos other (see …

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  • 17parallel — Adj. (Aufbaustufe) in gleichem Abstand nebeneinander verlaufend Synonyme: gleichlaufend, gleichgerichtet Beispiele: Die Linien sind parallel. Die Straße verläuft parallel zu den Schienen …

    Extremes Deutsch

  • 18Parallel — Par al*lel, v. i. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like. [Obs.] Bacon. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 19Parallēl — (griech., »nebeneinander laufend«) heißen nach Euklid solche gerade Linien, die in derselben Ebene liegen und, nach beiden Seiten ins Unendliche verlängert, niemals zusammentreffen. Mit Hilfe des Parallelenaxioms (s. d.) läßt sich beweisen, daß… …

    Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • 20Parallel — Parallēl (grch., »nebeneinander«) heißen in der Geometrie Linien oder Flächen, die überall gleichen Abstand voneinander haben und, beliebig verlängert, sich nicht schneiden; in der Rhetorik, was eine fortgesetzte Vergleichung zuläßt; die… …

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