- When two different sections of a poem have corresponding grammatical structure, sound and meaning, this is an example of parallelism.
- When all bullet points start with a verb, this is an example of parallelism.
Parallelism is the use of corresponding or parallel constructions in writing.
- the state of being parallel
- close resemblance; similarity
- the use of parallel structure in writing
- an instance of this
- Philos. the doctrine that mind and matter function together synchronously but without any causal interaction
Origin of parallelismClassical Greek parall?lismos
- The quality or condition of being parallel.
- Correspondence or similarity.
- Grammar The use of identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
- Philosophy The doctrine that to every mental change there corresponds a concomitant but causally unconnected physical alteration.
- The state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character.
- The state of being in agreement or similarity; resemblance, correspondence, analogy.
- A parallel position; the relation of parallels.
- (rhetoric, grammar) The juxtaposition of two or more identical or equivalent syntactic constructions, especially those expressing the same sentiment with slight modifications, introduced for rhetorical effect.
- (philosophy) The doctrine that matter and mind do not causally interact but that physiological events in the brain or body nonetheless occur simultaneously with matching events in the mind.
- (law) In antitrust law, the practice of competitors of raising prices by roughly the same amount at roughly the same time, without engaging in a formal agreement to do so.
- (biology) Similarity of features between two species resulting from their having taken similar evolutionary paths following their initial divergence from a common ancestor.
- (computing) The use of parallel methods in hardware or software.
From parallel +"Ž -ism and from Late Latin parallelismus.