parallel of latitude
- The parallel of latitude is an imaginary line around the Earth that is parallel to the equator.
An example of a parallel of latitude is the Arctic Circle that runs east - west around the Earth at a latitude of 66° 33' 44".
parallel of latitude
Variant of parallel
- extending in the same direction and at the same distance apart at every point, so as never to meet, as lines, planes, etc.
- having parallel parts or movements, as some machines, tools, etc.
- closely similar or corresponding, as in purpose, tendency, time, or essential parts
- characterized by a balanced or coordinated arrangement of syntactic elements, esp. of phrases or clauses: “I came, I saw, I conquered” is an example of parallel structure
- of or for the transmission of data, by means of several wires, a byte or more at a time: a parallel port
- having to do with the performing of multiple operations simultaneously: parallel processing
- Elec. designating or of a circuit in parallel
- Music having consistently equal intervals in pitch, as two parts of harmony, a series of chords, etc.
Origin of parallelFrench parallèle ; from Classical Latin parallelus ; from Classical Greek parallēlos ; from para-, side by side (see para-) + allēlos, one another ; from allos, other: see else
in a parallel manner
- something parallel to something else, as a line or surface
- any person or thing essentially the same as, or closely corresponding to, another; counterpart
- the condition of being parallel; conformity in essential points
- any comparison showing the existence of similarity or likeness
- in full parallel of latitude
- any of the imaginary lines parallel to the equator and representing degrees of latitude on the earth's surface
- such a line drawn on a map or globe
- a sign (∥) used in printing as a reference mark
- Elec. an arrangement of devices in a circuit, in which two or more components have their negative terminals joined to one conductor and their positive to another, so that an identical potential difference is applied to each component: usually in the phrase
transitive verbparalleled or parallelled, paralleling or parallelling
- to make (one thing) parallel to another
- to make parallel to each other
- to be parallel with; extend parallel to: a road that parallels the river
- to compare (things, ideas, etc.) in order to show similarity or likeness
- to be or find a counterpart for; match; equal