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.
Words nearby parallel postulate
Also called parallel axiom.
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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.
Scientific definitions for parallel axiom
See under Euclidean.
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