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Of or relating to two adjacent molecules whose sequences of atoms or other elements run in opposite directions: antiparallel strands of DNA.
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1. (General Physics) physics parallel but pointing in the opposite direction
2. (Mathematics) maths (of vectors) parallel but having opposite directions
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|Adj.||1.||antiparallel - (especially of vectors) parallel but oppositely directed; "antiparallel vectors"|
parallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
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