Parallel vs Yazoo - What's the difference?

parallel | yazoo |

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).

is equally distant from one another at all points.

is with a parallel relationship.

As a verb parallel

is to construct or place something parallel to something else.

parallel

English

(wikipedia parallel)

(-)
• Equally distant from one another at all points.
• The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel .
• * Hakluyt
• revolutions parallel to the equinoctial
• Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
• The railway line runs parallel to the road.
The two railway lines are parallel .
• When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
• (hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines:'' that they either do not intersect or they coincide Jos Leys — ''The hyperbolic chamber (paragraph 8)
• (computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
• a parallel algorithm

Antonyms

* perpendicular, skew, serial

• With a parallel relationship.
• The road runs parallel with the canal.

Noun

(en noun)
• One of a set of parallel lines.
• * Alexander Pope
• Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
• Direction conformable to that of another line.
• * Garth
• lines that from their parallel decline
• A line of latitude.
• The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
• 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
• None but thyself can be thy parallel .
• A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
• Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
• (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.
• Antonyms

* perpendicular, skew (?)

Verb

• To construct or place something parallel to something else.
• * Sir Thomas Browne
• The needle doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
• 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.
• * Shakespeare
• His life is parallelled / Even with the stroke and line of his great justice.
• To equal; to match; to correspond to.
• (Shakespeare)
• To produce or adduce as a parallel.
• * Shakespeare
• My young remembrance cannot parallel / A fellow to it.
(John Locke)

Derived terms

* embarrassingly parallel * forty-ninth parallel * parallel algorithm * parallel circuit * parallel computing * parallelism * parallelogram * parallel universe * unparalleled

* sequential

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yazoo

English

(yazoo stream)

Noun

(en noun)
• (US) A tributary that runs parallel to a river (especially when separated by a natural levee).