Parallel vs Pig - What's the difference?

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As an adjective parallel

is equally distant from one another at all points.

As an adverb parallel

is with a parallel relationship.

As a noun parallel

is one of a set of parallel lines.

As a verb parallel

is to construct or place something parallel to something else.

As an acronym pig is

persuade identify gotv, electoral technique commonly employed in the united kingdom or pig can be .



  • 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 .
  • * Addison
  • 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


    * perpendicular, skew, serial


    (en adverb)
  • With a parallel relationship.
  • The road runs parallel with the canal.


    (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 (?)


  • 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

    See also

    * sequential





    (wikipedia pig) (Sus)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) British slang sense "police officer" from at least 1785.2003', Victoria Fromkin, Robert Rodman, Nina M. Hyams, ''An Introduction to Language'', page 474 — Similarly, the use of the word '''''pig''''' for “policeman” goes back at least as far as 1785, when a writer of the time called a Bow Street police officer a “China Street ' pig .”


    (en noun)
  • Any of several mammalian species of the genus Sus'', having cloven hooves, bristles and a nose adapted for digging; especially the domesticated farm animal ''Sus scrofa .
  • The farmer kept a pen with two pigs that he fed from table scraps and field waste.
  • (lb) A young swine, a piglet .
  • * 2005 April, Live Swine from Canada, Investigation No. 731-TA-1076 (Final), publication 3766, April 2005, U.S. International Trade Commission (ISBN 1457819899), page I-9:
  • Weanlings grow into feeder pigs', and feeder '''pigs''' grow into slaughter hogs. Ultimately the end use for virtually all ' pigs and hogs is to be slaughtered for the production of pork and other products.
  • (uncountable) The edible meat of such an animal; pork.
  • Some religions prohibit their adherents from eating pig .
  • * 2005 , Ross Eddy Osborn, Thorns of a Tainted Rose (ISBN 0741425319), page 196:
  • "Miss Chastene, could you fetch me out an extra plate of pig and biscuit[?] My partner can't do without your marvelous cooking."
  • Someone who overeats or eats rapidly and noisily.
  • You gluttonous pig ! Now that you've eaten all the cupcakes, there will be none for the party!
  • A nasty or disgusting person.
  • She considered him a pig as he invariably stared at her bosom when they talked.
  • A dirty or slovenly person.
  • He was a pig and his apartment a pigpen; take-away containers and pizza boxes in a long, moldy stream lined his counter tops.
  • The protester shouted, “Don't give in to the pigs !” as he was arrested.
  • * 1989 , , (Carrion Comfort) , page 359,
  • “...Sounds too easy,” Marvin was saying. “What about the pigs ?”
    He meant police.
  • * 1990 , Jay Robert Nash, Encyclopedia of World Crime: Volume 1: A-C , page 198,
  • The bank robberies went on and each raid became more bloody, Meinhof encouraging her followers to “kill the pigs ” offering the slightest resistance, referring to policemen.
  • * 2008 , Frank Kusch, Battleground Chicago: The Police and the 1968 Democratic National Convention , page 63,
  • Backing 300 of the more aggressive protesters was a supporting cast of several thousand more who stared down the small line of police. Those in front resumed their taunts of “Pig', '''pig''', fascist '''pig''',” and “'''pigs''' eat shit, ' pigs eat shit.” The rest of the crowd, however, backed off and sat down on the grass when reinforcements arrived. Police did not retaliate for the name-calling, and within minutes the line of demonstrators broke apart and the incident was over without violence.113
  • * 2011 , T. J. English, The Savage City: Race, Murder and a Generation on the Edge , unnumbered page,
  • But me, I joined the party to fight the pigs . That?s why I joined. Because my experience with the police was always negative.
  • (informal) A difficult problem.
  • Hrm... this one's a real pig : I've been banging my head against the wall over it for hours!
  • (countable, and, uncountable) A block of cast metal.
  • The conveyor carried the pigs from the smelter to the freight cars.
    After the ill-advised trade, the investor was stuck with worthless options for 10,000 tons of iron pig .
  • The mold in which a block of metal is cast.
  • The pig was cracked, and molten metal was oozing from the side.
  • (engineering) A device for cleaning or inspecting the inside of an oil or gas pipeline, or for separating different substances within the pipeline. Named for the pig-like squealing noise made by their progress.
  • Unfortunately, the pig sent to clear the obstruction got lodged in a tight bend, adding to the problem.
  • (pejorative) a person who is obese to the extent of resembling a pig (the animal)
  • The general-purpose M60 machine gun, considered to be heavy and bulky.
  • Unfortunately, the M60 is about twenty-four pounds and is very unbalanced. You try carrying the pig around the jungle and see how you feel.
    * (mammal of genus Sus) hog, swine, see also * (someone who overeats or eats rapidly) see * (nasty or disgusting person) see * (police officer) see * see
    * (mammal of genus Sus) boar, herd boar; sow, brood sow; piglet, piggy
    Derived terms
    (terms derived from the noun "pig") * blind pig * bush pig * dish pig * eat like a pig * flying pig * guinea pig * happy as a pig in shit * if pigs had wings * in a pig's eye * pig bed * pigface * piggery * piggish * piggy * piggy bank * piggyback * pigheaded * pig in a blanket * pig in a poke * pig iron * pig it * pig Latin * pig lead * piglet * pig-out * pig out * pigpen * pigskin * pig-sticking * pigsty * pigtail * pigweed * potbellied pig * suckling pig * sweat like a pig * when pigs fly * whistle pig * year of the pig
    * Abenaki: (l) (from "pigs") * Malecite-Passamaquoddy: (l) (from "pigs")


  • (of swine) to give birth.
  • The black sow pigged at seven this morning.
  • To greedily consume (especially food).
  • ''They were pigging on the free food at the bar.
  • * 2009 , Thomas Pynchon, Inherent Vice , Vintage 2010, p. 349:
  • "Wow, Doc. That's heavy." Denis sat there pigging on the joint as usual.
  • To huddle or lie together like pigs, in one bed.
  • Etymology 2

    Origin unknown. See (m).


    (en noun)
  • (Scottish) earthenware, or an earthenware shard
  • An earthenware hot-water jar to warm a bed; a stone bed warmer
  • Derived terms
    * pig-man * pig-wife * pig-cart * pig-ass * pig-shop