[ par-uh-lel-ist, -luh-list ]

  1. a person who seeks or makes a comparison.

  2. an adherent of the metaphysical doctrine of parallelism.

Origin of parallelist

First recorded in 1785–95; parallel + -ist

Words Nearby parallelist Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use parallelist in a sentence

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

  • 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