As nouns the difference between parallel and yazoo
is that parallel
is one of a set of parallel lines while yazoo
is (us) a tributary that runs parallel to a river (especially when separated by a natural levee).
As an adjective parallel
is equally distant from one another at all points.
As an adverb parallel
is with a parallel relationship.
As a verb parallel
is to construct or place something parallel to something else.
Equally distant from one another at all points.
- The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel .
Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
- revolutions parallel to the equinoctial
- The railway line runs parallel to the road.
- The two railway lines are parallel .
(hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines:'' that they either do not intersect or they coincide
- When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
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(computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
Jos Leys — ''The hyperbolic chamber
- a parallel algorithm
* perpendicular, skew, serial
With a parallel relationship.
- The road runs parallel with the canal.
One of a set of parallel lines.
* Alexander Pope
Direction conformable to that of another line.
- Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
A line of latitude.
- lines that from their parallel decline
An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
Something identical or similar in essential respects.
* Alexander Pope
- The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
- None but thyself can be thy parallel .
(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.
(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.
- Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
* perpendicular, skew (?)
To construct or place something parallel to something else.
* Sir Thomas Browne
Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
To compare or liken something to something else.
To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
- The needle doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
To equal; to match; to correspond to.
- His life is parallelled / Even with the stroke and line of his great justice.
To produce or adduce as a parallel.
- My young remembrance cannot parallel / A fellow to it.
- (John Locke)
* embarrassingly parallel
* forty-ninth parallel
* parallel algorithm
* parallel circuit
* parallel computing
* parallel universe
(US) A tributary that runs parallel to a river (especially when separated by a natural levee).