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parallel

  

      adj   when postpositive, usually foll by: to  
1    separated by an equal distance at every point; never touching or intersecting  
parallel walls     
2    corresponding; similar  
parallel situations     
3      (Music)  
a      (Also)    consecutive   (of two or more parts or melodies) moving in similar motion but keeping the same interval apart throughout  
parallel fifths     
b    denoting successive chords in which the individual notes move in parallel motion  
4      (Grammar)   denoting syntactic constructions in which the constituents of one construction correspond to those of the other  
5      (Computing)   operating on several items of information, instructions, etc., simultaneously  
   Compare       serial       6  
      n  
6      (Maths)   one of a set of parallel lines, planes, etc.  
7    an exact likeness  
8    a comparison  
9      (Also called)    parallel of latitude   any of the imaginary lines around the earth parallel to the equator, designated by degrees of latitude ranging from 0° at the equator to 90° at the poles  
10   
a    a configuration of two or more electrical components connected between two points in a circuit so that the same voltage is applied to each (esp. in the phrase in parallel)  
b    (as modifier)  
a parallel circuit        (Compare)        series       6  
11      (Printing)   the character (<parallel>) used as a reference mark  
12    a trench or line lying in advance of and parallel to other defensive positions  
      vb   , -lels, -leling, -leled   tr  
13    to make parallel  
14    to supply a parallel to  
15    to be a parallel to or correspond with  
your experience parallels mine     
     (C16: via French and Latin from Greek parallelos alongside one another, from para-1 + allelos one another)  


parallel bars  
      pl n     (Gymnastics)  
a    functioning as pl   a pair of wooden bars on uprights, sometimes at different heights, for various exercises  
b    functioning as sing   an event in a gymnastic competition in which competitors exercise on such bars  
parallel importing  
      n   the importing of certain goods, esp. pharmaceutical drugs, by dealers who undersell local manufacturers  
parallel processing  
      n   the performance by a computer system of two or more simultaneous operations  
parallel resonance  
      n   the resonance that results when circuit elements are connected with their inductance and capacitance in parallel, so that the impedance of the combination rises to a maximum at the resonant frequency  
   Compare       series resonance  
parallel ruler  
      n     (Engineering)   a drawing instrument in which two parallel edges are connected so that they remain parallel, although the distance between them can be varied  
parallel turn  
      n     (Skiing)   a turn, executed by shifting one's weight, in which the skis stay parallel  
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n.
gender
n.
specific language used in the Pentagon
v.
to localize a website is to translate it in the local language of the ones who will read it.
id.
the phrase is uttered in an attempt to excuse the user of profanity or curses in the presence of those offended by it under the pretense of the words being part of a foreign language
Syn.: excuse my French
n.
classical African concept, humanist phylosophy focusing on people`s interrelations. It is originary from Bantu languages.
"I am what I am because of who we all are" , "Live consciuosly" are sayings belonging to this phylosophy

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