What is parallel?

  • (adj): Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting.
    Example: "Parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on parallel:

Atoroidal
... if it does not contain an embedded, non-boundary parallel, incompressible torus ... hold It does not contain an embedded, non-boundary parallel, incompressible torus ... contain a properly embedded, non-boundary parallel, incompressible annulus ...
Parallel - Other Uses
... one of the main streets of Barcelona Parallel cousin Parallelism (grammar), a balance of two or more similar words, phrases, or clauses Parallelism (rhetoric) ...
Net CDF - Parallel-NetCDF
... An extension of netCDF for parallel computing called Parallel-NetCDF (or PnetCDF) has been developed by Argonne National Laboratory and Northwestern University ... Using the high-level netCDF data structures, the Parallel-NetCDF libraries can make use of optimizations to efficiently distribute the file read and write applications between multiple processors ... The Parallel-NetCDF package can read/write only classic and 64-bit offset formats ...
Todorokite - Appearance
... The crystals are flattened parallel to the plane containing the a and c crystal axes, and elongated parallel to the c axis ... have fibrous or acicular habits and two perfect cleavages parallel to the fiber axis ...
Boundary Parallel
... n-manifold N embedded in an (n + 1)-manifold M is boundary parallel (or ∂-parallel, or peripheral) if there is an isotopy of N onto a boundary component of M ...

More definitions of "parallel":

  • (adj): Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations.
    Example: "Parallel processing"
  • (verb): Be parallel to.
    Example: "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
  • (noun): Something having the property of being analogous to something else.
    Synonyms: analogue, analog
  • (verb): Make or place parallel to something.
    Synonyms: collimate

Famous quotes containing the word parallel:

    The parallel between antifeminism and race prejudice is striking. The same underlying motives appear to be at work, namely fear, jealousy, feelings of insecurity, fear of economic competition, guilt feelings, and the like. Many of the leaders of the feminist movement in the nineteenth-century United States clearly understood the similarity of the motives at work in antifeminism and race discrimination and associated themselves with the anti slavery movement.
    Ashley Montagu (b. 1905)

    There isn’t a Parallel of Latitude but thinks it would have been the Equator if it had had its rights.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    We tend to be so bombarded with information, and we move so quickly, that there’s a tendency to treat everything on the surface level and process things quickly. This is antithetical to the kind of openness and perception you have to have to be receptive to poetry. ... poetry seems to exist in a parallel universe outside daily life in America.
    Rita Dove (b. 1952)