subparallel

adjective sub·par·al·lel \ ˌsəb-ˈper-ə-ˌlel , -ˈpa-rə- , -ləl \
variants: or sub-parallel

Definition of subparallel

: nearly parallel : not quite parallel
  • … other faults in the area, most of which run parallel or subparallel to the San Andreas.
  • —Linda Rowan

First Known Use of subparallel

1803

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