parallel addition

parallel addition

[′par·ə‚lel ə′dish·ən]
(computer science)
A method of addition by a computer in which all the corresponding pairs of digits of the addends are processed at the same time during one cycle, and one or more subsequent cycles are used for propagation and adjustment of any carries that may have been generated.
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This transfer makes use of a dictionary in which 0, addition, subtraction, max, and min are respectively replaced by 1, multiplication, division, addition, and parallel addition (defined below), resulting in a subtraction-free rational expression.

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