What does the word parallelism mean?

Usage examples for parallelism

  1. But the parallelism somewhat halts. – The Three Heron's Feathers by Hermann Sudermann
  2. But the parallelism here extends only to the cleverness of the girl and the ingenuity of her answers to the riddles, not to the actual plot of the story which is so uniform in Europe. – Europa's Fairy Book by Joseph Jacobs
  3. Nothing is more remarkable than the usual parallelism of the opposite sides of the dikes, which correspond almost as regularly as the two opposite faces of a wall of masonry. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  4. Dikes of granite may be seen, among other places, on the southern flank of Mount Battock, one of the Grampians, the opposite walls sometimes preserving an exact parallelism for a considerable distance. – The Student's Elements of Geology by Sir Charles Lyell
  5. The lines D are then drawn parallel to A A, lines E being made square to D and to A. The sides E may be calipered to width and parallelism, and all that will then remain is to file the angles F, F and the ends G, G to their required lengths. – Modern Machine-Shop Practice, Volumes I and II by Joshua Rose

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