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[par-uh-lel-ist, -luh-list]
  1. a person who seeks or makes a comparison.
  2. an adherent of the metaphysical doctrine of parallelism.
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Origin of parallelist

First recorded in 1785–95; parallel + -ist
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Historical Examples

  • Let it be understood that I am here pointing out one of the forms, and that the most usual, of the parallelist theory.

    The Mind and the Brain

    Alfred Binet

  • On the one hand it includes the parallelist conception which we have recognised as effete.