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parallelism

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noun par·al·lel·ism \ˈpa-rə-ˌle-ˌli-zəm, -lə-ˌli-\

Simple Definition of parallelism

  • : the fact of being similar in development or form

Full Definition of parallelism

  1. 1 :  the quality or state of being parallel

  2. 2 :  resemblance, correspondence

  3. 3 :  repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect

  4. 4 :  a theory that mind and matter accompany one another but are not causally related

  5. 5 :  the independent development of a similar trait in related species or lineages following divergence from a common ancestor

Examples of parallelism

  1. There is some degree of parallelism between the lives of the two women.

  2. There is a certain parallelism in the development of the two technologies.



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parallelism

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noun par·al·lel·ism \ˈpar-ə-ˌlel-ˌiz-əm, -ləl-\

Medical Definition of parallelism

  1. :  a philosophical or psychological doctrine that there is a one-to-one correspondence between events in the mind and events in the brain but that the two sets of events exist without interacting in a causal way—called also psychophysical parallelism




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