Parallelism meaning

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The overlapping of processing (executing instructions) or overlapping of input/output (I/O) operations or both. See instruction-level parallelism and parallel computing.
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The state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character.
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The state of being in agreement or similarity; resemblance, correspondence, analogy.
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A parallel position; the relation of parallels.
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(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.
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(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.
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(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.
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(biology) Similarity of features between two species resulting from their having taken similar evolutionary paths following their initial divergence from a common ancestor.
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(computing) The use of parallel methods in hardware or software.
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Parallelism is the use of corresponding or parallel constructions in writing.

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.

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The state of being parallel.
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Close resemblance; similarity.
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The doctrine that mind and matter function together synchronously but without any causal interaction.
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The quality or condition of being parallel.
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Correspondence or similarity.
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The use of identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
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The doctrine that to every mental change there corresponds a concomitant but causally unconnected physical alteration.
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Origin of parallelism

  • From parallel +"Ž -ism and from Late Latin parallelismus.

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