a parallel or comparison.
Metaphysics. the doctrine that mental and bodily processes are concomitant, each varying with variation of the other, but that there is no causal relation of interaction between the two.
- non·par·al·lel·ism, noun
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How to use parallelism in a sentence
I now remember that afternoon, punctuated by thunder and lightning, when I began to cry from the rain and invaded the atmosphere of darkness like a crude parallelism of my life.
“The parallelism is where the magic happens,” said Giesbrecht.New Algorithm Breaks Speed Limit for Solving Linear Equations | Kevin Hartnett | March 8, 2021 | Quanta Magazine
Now, two different teams of researchers have figured out ways of performing calculations with light in a way that both merges memory and calculations and allows for massive parallelism.One piece of optical hardware performs massively parallel AI calculations | John Timmer | January 7, 2021 | Ars Technica
In order to reach the star at lower culmination the finder tube had to be thrown out of parallelism with the main telescope.Photographs of Nebul and Clusters | James Edward Keeler
The expression for a sin-offering is distinct ( ), and the parallelism with in the next clause forbids that reference here.Expositor's Bible: The Second Epistle to the Corinthians | James Denney
Is this apparent parallelism mere chance, or is it due to a certain amount of similarity in conditions?The New Stone Age in Northern Europe | John M. Tyler
A very distinct parallelism is seen between the nature worship rites and phallic rites.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races | Sanger Brown, II
There is a very striking parallelism between these two rites.The Sex Worship and Symbolism of Primitive Races | Sanger Brown, II
British Dictionary definitions for parallelism
the state of being parallel
grammar the repetition of a syntactic construction in successive sentences for rhetorical effect
- parallelist, noun, adjective
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