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|Adj.||1.||nonparallel - of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations; "serial processing"|
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
asynchronous - not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
|2.||nonparallel - (of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging|
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"