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  6  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  n.  (Elec.) 
  That  arrangement  of  an  electrical  system  in  which  all 
  positive  poles,  electrodes,  terminals,  etc.,  are  joined  to 
  one  conductor,  and  all  negative  poles,  etc.,  to  another 
  conductor;  --  called  also  {multiple}.  Opposed  to  {series}. 
  Note:  Parts  of  a  system  so  arranged  are  said  to  be  in 
  parallel  or  in  multiple. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  a.  [F.  parall[`e]le,  L.  parallelus,  fr 
  Gr  ?;  ?  beside  +  ?  of  one  another,  fr  ?  other  akin  to  L. 
  alius.  See  {Allien}.] 
  1.  (Geom.)  Extended  in  the  same  direction,  and  in  all  parts 
  equally  distant;  as  parallel  lines;  parallel  planes. 
  Revolutions  .  .  .  parallel  to  the  equinoctial. 
  Note:  Curved  lines  or  curved  planes  are  said  to  be  parallel 
  when  they  are  in  all  parts  equally  distant. 
  2.  Having  the  same  direction  or  tendency;  running  side  by 
  side  being  in  accordance  (with);  tending  to  the  same 
  result;  --  used  with  to  and  with 
  When  honor  runs  parallel  with  the  laws  of  God  and 
  our  country,  it  can  not  be  too  much  cherished. 
  3.  Continuing  a  resemblance  through  many  particulars; 
  applicable  in  all  essential  parts  like  similar;  as  a 
  parallel  case;  a  parallel  passage.  --Addison. 
  {Parallel  bar}. 
  a  (Steam  Eng.)  A  rod  in  a  parallel  motion  which  is 
  parallel  with  the  working  beam. 
  b  One  of  a  pair  of  bars  raised  about  five  feet  above  the 
  floor  or  ground,  and  parallel  to  each  other  --  used 
  for  gymnastic  exercises. 
  {Parallel  circles  of  a  sphere},  those  circles  of  the  sphere 
  whose  planes  are  parallel  to  each  other 
  {Parallel  columns},  or  {Parallels}  (Printing),  two  or  more 
  passages  of  reading  matter  printed  side  by  side  for  the 
  purpose  of  emphasizing  the  similarity  or  discrepancy 
  between  them 
  {Parallel  forces}  (Mech.),  forces  which  act  in  directions 
  parallel  to  each  other 
  {Parallel  motion}. 
  a  (Mach.)  A  jointed  system  of  links,  rods,  or  bars,  by 
  which  the  motion  of  a  reciprocating  piece,  as  a  piston 
  rod,  may  be  guided,  either  approximately  or  exactly  in 
  a  straight  line  --Rankine. 
  b  (Mus.)  The  ascending  or  descending  of  two  or  more 
  parts  at  fixed  intervals,  as  thirds  or  sixths. 
  {Parallel  rod}  (Locomotive  Eng.),  a  metal  rod  that  connects 
  the  crank  pins  of  two  or  more  driving  wheels;  --  called 
  also  {couping  rod},  in  distinction  from  the  connecting 
  rod.  See  Illust.  of  {Locomotive},  in  App.  --  {Parallel 
  ruler},  an  instrument  for  drawing  parallel  lines,  so 
  constructed  as  to  have  the  successive  positions  of  the 
  ruling  edge  parallel  to  each  other  also  one  consisting 
  of  two  movable  parts  the  opposite  edges  of  which  are 
  always  parallel. 
  {Parallel  sailing}  (Naut.),  sailing  on  a  parallel  of 
  {Parallel  sphere}  (Astron.  &  Geog.),  that  position  of  the 
  sphere  in  which  the  circles  of  daily  motion  are  parallel 
  to  the  horizon,  as  to  an  observer  at  either  pole. 
  {Parallel  vise},  a  vise  having  jaws  so  guided  as  to  remain 
  parallel  in  all  positions. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  v.  i. 
  To  be  parallel;  to  correspond;  to  be  like  [Obs.]  --Bacon. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  n. 
  1.  A  line  which  throughout  its  whole  extent,  is  equidistant 
  from  another  line  a  parallel  line  a  parallel  plane,  etc 
  Who  made  the  spider  parallels  design,  Sure  as  De 
  Moivre,  without  rule  or  line  ?  --Pope. 
  2.  Direction  conformable  to  that  of  another  line 
  Lines  that  from  their  parallel  decline  --Garth. 
  3.  Conformity  continued  through  many  particulars  or  in  all 
  essential  points;  resemblance;  similarity. 
  Twixt  earthly  females  and  the  moon  All  parallels 
  exactly  run.  --Swift. 
  4.  A  comparison  made  elaborate  tracing  of  similarity;  as 
  Johnson's  parallel  between  Dryden  and  Pope. 
  5.  Anything  equal  to  or  resembling,  another  in  all  essential 
  particulars;  a  counterpart. 
  None  but  thyself  can  be  thy  parallel.  --Pope. 
  6.  (Geog.)  One  of  the  imaginary  circles  on  the  surface  of  the 
  earth,  parallel  to  the  equator,  marking  the  latitude; 
  also  the  corresponding  line  on  a  globe  or  map. 
  7.  (Mil.)  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 
  8.  (Print.)  A  character  consisting  of  two  parallel  vertical 
  lines  (thus,  ||)  used  in  the  text  to  direct  attention  to  a 
  similarly  marked  note  in  the  margin  or  at  the  foot  of  a 
  {Limiting  parallels}.  See  under  {Limit},  v.  t. 
  {Parallel  of  altitude}  (Astron.),  one  of  the  small  circles  of 
  the  sphere,  parallel  to  the  horizon;  an  almucantar. 
  {Parallel  of  declination}  (Astron.),  one  of  the  small  circles 
  of  the  sphere,  parallel  to  the  equator. 
  {Parallel  of  latitude}. 
  a  (Geog.)  See  def.  6.  above. 
  b  (Astron.)  One  of  the  small  circles  of  the  sphere, 
  parallel  to  the  ecliptic. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Parallel  \Par"al*lel\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Paralleled};  p.  pr 
  &  vb  n.  {Paralleling}.] 
  1.  To  place  or  set  so  as  to  be  parallel;  to  place  so  as  to  be 
  parallel  to  or  to  conform  in  direction  with  something 
  The  needle  .  .  .  doth  parallel  and  place  itself  upon 
  the  true  meridian.  --Sir  T. 
  2.  Fig.:  To  make  to  conform  to  something  else  in  character, 
  motive,  aim  or  the  like 
  His  life  is  paralleled  Even  with  the  stroke  and  line 
  of  his  great  justice.  --Shak. 
  3.  To  equal;  to  match;  to  correspond  to  --Shak. 
  4.  To  produce  or  adduce  as  a  parallel.  [R.]  --Locke. 
  My  young  remembrance  can  not  parallel  A  fellow  to 
  it  --Shak. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  being  everywhere  equidistant  and  not  intersecting;  "parallel 
  lines  never  converge";  "concentric  circles  are 
  parallel";  "dancers  in  two  parallel  rows"  [ant:  {perpendicular}, 
  2:  (computer  science)  of  or  relating  to  the  simultaneous 
  performance  of  multiple  operations;  "parallel  processing" 
  [syn:  {in  parallel(p)}] 
  n  1:  something  having  the  property  of  being  analogous  to 
  something  else  [syn:  {analogue},  {analog}] 
  2:  an  imaginary  line  around  the  Earth  parallel  to  the  equator 
  [syn:  {latitude},  {line  of  latitude},  {parallel  of 
  v  1:  be  parallel  to  "Their  roles  are  paralleled  by  ours" 
  2:  make  or  place  parallel  to  something  "  They  paralleled  the 
  ditch  to  the  highway."  [syn:  {collimate}] 
  3:  duplicate  or  match;  "The  polished  surface  twinned  his  face 
  and  chest  in  reverse"  [syn:  {twin},  {duplicate}] 

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