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A change in the apparent position of an object relative to more distant objects, caused by a change in the observer's line of sight toward the object.

[French parallaxe, from Greek parallaxis, from parallassein, to change : para-, among; see para-1 + allassein, to exchange (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots).]

par′al·lac′tic (-lăk′tĭk) adj.
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Accordingly, the specific deity intended by parents who gave their child an 'l name is known only to them." (The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches [New York: Continuum, 2000], 587).
The traditionally used method in the detection of impacted teeth is the tube shift (parallactic technique) method.
This "alchemist" approach to learning not only helps students think about content in an "applied" form (as Tony Wagner [2012, [paragraph] 1] states, "What matters today, however, is not how much our students know, but what they can do with what they know"), but also gives them the "parallactic" mind-set that helps connect the dots between disciplines through an active learning environment that emphasizes the practice of 21st-century skills--communication, collaboration, creative thinking, problem solving, teamwork, etc.
The painted colors, applied without regard for parity with the underlying form, show structure and surface to be engaged in a parallactic play, revealing visual satisfaction to be independent of compositional coherence.
She is speaking to Eliot's work, arguing with it, countering his opinions with her own observations, which stand at parallactic odds with his.
Interior spaces were multiplied by mirrors or windows or angles, arranged so that the occupant of a room would see "not enclosing walls, but a series of open arcades through which architectural spaces extended in an infinite parallactic sequence beyond the confines of the room" (Collins 27).
Zevit, The Religions of Ancient Israel: A Synthesis of Parallactic Approaches (New York: Continuum, 2001), 664.
"Postmodern Historiography: Politics and Parallactic Method in Thomas Pynchon's Mason & Dixon." Postmodern Culture 14.1: http://pmc.iath.virginia.
Wakefield can be appreciated as coarticulator of a ventriloquistic logos and choreographer of a telescopic parallactic vision.
Presenting the illusion of historical recovery, it is parallactic, even allegorical.
I have translated, paraphrased, and condensed Digges's words, although the last sentence is a fairly close translation of the last sentence of Alce: "indubieque alijs stupendum dei Miraculum testificari, quibus non datum est a Terris sursum attollere vultus, vt cunctis denique; innotescant magnalia dei, cui soli omnis lavs, honor, et gloria, exhibeatur in Aeuum." For a discussion of Digges's Alce, see Robert Goulding, "Wings (or Stairs) to the Heavens: The Parallactic Treatises of John Dee and Thomas Digges", in John Dee: Interdisciplinary Studies in English Renaissance Thought, ed.
The distances were measured with a tape or using parallactic distance measurement method and the angles were measured with a one-second theodolite (Zeiss Theo 010, Wild T 2m, etc.).