subparallel

adjective

sub·​par·​al·​lel ˌsəb-ˈper-ə-ˌlel How to pronounce subparallel (audio)
-ˈpa-rə-,
-ləl
variants or sub-parallel
: nearly parallel : not quite parallel
… other faults in the area, most of which run parallel or subparallel to the San Andreas.Linda Rowan

Word History

First Known Use

1803, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of subparallel was in 1803

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Cite this Entry

“Subparallel.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/subparallel. Accessed 6 Feb. 2023.

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