parallelism(redirected from Paralellism)
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1. The quality or condition of being parallel.
2. Correspondence or similarity.
3. Grammar The use of identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
4. Philosophy The doctrine that to every mental change there corresponds a concomitant but causally unconnected physical alteration.
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1. the state of being parallel
2. (Grammar) grammar the repetition of a syntactic construction in successive sentences for rhetorical effect
ˈparalˌlelist n, adj
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par•al•lel•ism(ˈpær ə lɛˌlɪz əm, -ləˌlɪz-)
1. the fact or condition of being parallel; agreement in character, direction, etc.
2. the position or relation of parallels.
3. a parallel or comparison.
4. the philosophical theory that mental and physical processes are concomitant but not causally related.
5. the repetition of a syntactic structure for rhetorical effect.
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the quality of being parallel.See also: Mathematics
the theory that mind and matter accompany each other but are not causally related.See also: Philosophy
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|Noun||1.||parallelism - similarity by virtue of corresponding|
similarity - the quality of being similar
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parallelism[ˈpærəlelɪzəm] N → paralelismo m
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