1. separated by an equal distance at every point; never touching or intersecting
a. (of two or more parts or melodies) moving in similar motion but keeping the same interval apart throughout
b. denoting successive chords in which the individual notes move in parallel motion
3. Computing operating on several items of information, instructions, etc., simultaneously
4. Maths one of a set of parallel lines, planes, etc.
5. 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
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
Simultaneous transmission of, storage of, or logical operations on the parts of a word, character, or other subdivision of a word in a computer, using separate facilities for the various parts.
Connected to the same pair of terminals. Also known as multiple; shunt.
A circle on the surface of the earth, parallel to the plane of the equator and connecting all points of equal latitude. Also known as circle of longitude; parallel of latitude.
Lines are parallel in a Euclidean space if they lie in a common plane and do not intersect.
Planes are parallel in a Euclidean three-dimensional space if they do not intersect.
A circle parallel to the primary great circle of a sphere or spheroid.
A curve is parallel to a given curve C if it consists of points that are a fixed distance from C along lines perpendicular to C.
Of two or more displacements or other vectors, having the same direction.