the axiom in Euclidean geometry that only one line can be drawn through a given point so that the line is parallel to a given line that does not contain the point.
How To Use ParallelismsWhen writers use very similar wording across several sentences or lines of poetry, it’s known as parallel sentence structure. Doing this creates rhythm and balance. Parallel sentence structures are also known as parallelisms. Simple parallelisms may be as short as words or phrases. More complex ones may combine entire clauses or sentences. Parallel sentence structures can highlight aspects of stories and poems in many ways. …
Also called parallel axiom.
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Examples from the Web for parallel axiom
It consists of results arrived at by geometers in seeking a proof of the parallel-postulate.
The last published work of Saccheri was a recital of his endeavors at demonstrating the parallel-postulate.
Science definitions for parallel axiom
See under Euclidean.
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