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antiparallel

[an-tee-par-uh-lel, an-tahy-] /ˌæn tiˈpær əˌlɛl, ˌæn taɪ-/
adjective, Mathematics, Physics.
1.
(of two vectors) pointing in opposite directions.
Origin of antiparallel
1650-1660
First recorded in 1650-60; anti- + parallel
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British Dictionary definitions for antiparallel

antiparallel

/ˌæntɪˈpærəˌlɛl/
adjective
1.
(physics) parallel but pointing in the opposite direction
2.
(maths) (of vectors) parallel but having opposite directions
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