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
The manner in which two things may be associated.
*:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations . It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
A member of one's family.
The act of relating a story.
A set of ordered tuples.
*:Signs are, first of all, physical things: for example, chalk marks on a blackboard, pencil or ink marks on paper, sound waves produced in a human throat. According to Reichenbach, "What makes them signs is the intermediary position they occupy between an object and a sign user, i.e., a person." For a sign to be a sign, or to function as such, it is necessary that the person take account of the object it designates. Thus, anything in nature may or may not be a sign, depending on a person's attitude toward it. A physical thing is a sign when it appears as a substitute for, or representation of, the object for which it stands with respect to the sign user. The three-place relation' between sign, object, and sign user is called the ''sign '''relation''''' or '''''relation of denotation .
(lb) Specifically , a set of ordered pairs.
(lb) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
(lb) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
The act of intercourse.
* (way in which two things may be associated
) connection, link, relationship
, member of one's family
* (act of relating a story
) recounting, telling
* See also
* (set theory) function
* blood relation
* close relation
* direct relation
* distant relation
* equivalence relation
* friends and relations
* indirect relation
* inverse relation
* shirttail relation