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parallels

[′par·ə‚lelz]
(engineering)
Spacers located between steam plate and press platen of the mold to prevent bending of the middle section.
Spacers or pressure pods located between steam plates of a mold to regulate height and prevent crushing of mold parts.
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific & Technical Terms, 6E, Copyright © 2003 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

Parallels Desktop

(Parallels Desktop for Mac) Virtual machine software from Parallels, Inc., Renton, WA (www.parallels.com) that allows Windows, Linux and other operating systems to run in an Intel-based Mac. In 2006, Mac computers began shipping with Intel x86 CPU chips, enabling Windows to run natively in the machine. Parallels also supports OpenGL 3D, the graphics language used in many high-end games. See virtual machine.

Windows on the Mac Desktop
In the Mac, Windows can run full screen or in a window on the desktop. However, Parallels' "Coherence" is the smoothest mode of operation. Windows applications run in individual windows intermixed on the desktop with Mac applications. When minimized, Windows apps appear in the Mac Dock along with the Mac apps. The Windows Start menu can be set to autohide, leaving no trace of the Windows OS on the Mac desktop.

Import a Windows Machine - Switch to Mac
Parallels Desktop comes with a migration utility that can move the entire contents of a Windows PC to a Parallels virtual machine in the Mac. It can also convert virtual machines from VMware and Microsoft to a Parallels virtual machine.

The Switch to Mac Edition of Parallels includes a USB transfer cable that connects the Windows and Mac machines together for the migration. See Boot Camp, Virtual PC, VMware Fusion and Parallels Workstation.


Seamless Integration
In Coherence mode, Mac applications and Windows applications exist side-by-side on the Mac desktop, providing seamless integration of the two environments.
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Upon this, my Grandson, again returning to his former suggestion, took me up rather suddenly and exclaimed, "Well, then, if a Point by moving three inches, makes a Line of three inches represented by 3; and if a straight Line of three inches, moving parallel to itself, makes a Square of three inches every way, represented by 3^2; it must be that a Square of three inches every way, moving somehow parallel to itself (but I don't see how) must make Something else (but I don't see what) of three inches every way -- and this must be represented by 3^3."
I took nine of these sticks, and fixing them firmly in the ground in a quadrangular figure, two feet and a half square, I took four other sticks, and tied them parallel at each corner, about two feet from the ground; then I fastened my handkerchief to the nine sticks that stood erect; and extended it on all sides, till it was tight as the top of a drum; and the four parallel sticks, rising about five inches higher than the handkerchief, served as ledges on each side.
They also undertook to examine the true nature of that system of parallel ramparts discovered on the moon's surface by Gruithuysen, a learned professor of Munich, who considered them to be "a system of fortifications thrown up by the Selenitic engineers." These two points, yet obscure, as well as others, no doubt, could not be definitely settled except by direct communication with the moon.
They evidently had gone far to the left of our course, for they were now almost behind us as we ran parallel to the coast; but we were not much afraid of being overtaken in the wind that was blowing.
At the time that the projectile was as high as the tenth parallel, north latitude, it seemed rigidly to follow the twentieth degree, east longitude.
This great fact of the parallel succession of the forms of life throughout the world, is explicable on the theory of natural selection.
I saw clearly the cultivated ranges, and the several mountain-chains that run parallel with the side, and the volcanoes that overtop Mouna-Rea, which rise 5,000 yards above the level of the sea.
The flat surfaces of the implement are marked with shallow parallel indentations, varying in depth on the different sides, so as to be adapted to the several stages of the operation.
The hostelry of "Le Grand Monarque" was situated in a little street parallel to the port without looking out upon the port itself.
To this end he set out toward the north early one day, and, keeping parallel with the shore, travelled rapidly until almost nightfall.
Indignation that a mere black should laugh at him mastered Jerry, and the next moment his puppy teeth, sharp-pointed as needles, had scored the astonished black's naked calf in long parallel scratches from each of which leaped the instant blood.
The eight great polished columns stood up in the dusk like so many huge piles supporting the threatening, crumbling, big-bellied cliffs whose layers were represented by the circular, parallel, waving lines of the balconies of the grand, first and second tiers of boxes.