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parallelism

Definition:

similarity by virtue of corresponding

Class:

attribute noun (attributes of people and objects)

Plural:

parallelisms

Original source:

Princeton WordNet

Etymology:

parallel + -ism and from Late Latin parallelismus.
(Source: Wiktionary)  [more]

Definition references

Collins Dictionary:

parallelism | parallelist [derived]

the state of being parallel | [grammar] the repetition of a syntactic construction in successive sentences for rhetorical effect | [philosophy] the ... (20 of 313 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parallelism

Britannica Encyclopedia:

parallelism [figure of speech]

in rhetoric, component of literary style in both prose and poetry, in which coordinate ideas are arranged in phrases, sentences, and paragraphs that ... (23 of 239 words)

www​.britannica​.com​/E​Bchecked​/topic​/442888​/parallelism

Wikipedia:

Parallelism [disambiguation]

may refer to: Angle of parallelism, the angle at one vertex of a right hyperbolic triangle that has two hyperparallel sides | Conscious parallelism, price-fixing between competitors in an oligopoly that occurs without an actual spoken agreement between... (37 of 175 words, 10 definitions)

en​.wikipedia​.org​/wiki​/Parallelism

Merriam-Webster:

parallelism | psychophysical parallelism [sense-specific] | resemblance [synonym, sense-specific] | correspondence [synonym, sense-specific] | alikeness [synonym, sense-specific] | community [synonym, sense-specific] | comparability [synonym, sense-specific] | likeness [synonym, sense-specific] | similarity [synonym, sense-specific] | ...

the quality or state of being parallel | "resemblance", "correspondence" | repeated syntactical similarities introduced for rhetorical effect | a ... (17 of 166 words, 5 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/dictionary​/parallelism

Wiktionary:

parallelism | parallelisms [plural]

The state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character. | The state of being in agreement or similarity; resemblance, correspondence, analogy. | A parallel position; the relation of parallels. | [rhetoric, grammar] The... (34 of 162 words, 8 definitions, 1 usage example, pronunciation)

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parallelism

Oxford Dictionary:

parallelism | parallelistic [derived]

the state of being parallel or of corresponding in some way | the use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose which correspond in ... (24 of 99 words, 3 definitions, 4 usage examples, pronunciation)

oxforddictionaries​.com​/definition​/english​/parallelism

Random House Dictionary:

parallelism

the position or relation of parallels. | agreement in direction, tendency, or character; the state or condition of being parallel. | a parallel or ... (22 of 61 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

dictionary​.infoplease​.com​/parallelism

American Heritage Dictionary:

parallelism

The quality or condition of being parallel; a parallel relationship. | Likeness, correspondence, or similarity in aspect, course, or tendency. | ... (19 of 53 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parallelism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

parallelism [formal] | parallelisms [plural]

[uncountable] the quality or state of being similar to something else | [countable] a quality or feature that makes something similar to something ... (22 of 47 words, 2 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parallelism

New World Dictionary:

parallelism

the state of being parallel | close resemblance; similarity | the use of parallel structure in writing ; an instance of this | [philosophy] the ... (22 of 40 words, 4 definitions, pronunciation)

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parallelism

Cambridge Dictionary:

correspondence [entry 1]

letters, especially official or business letters | the action of writing, receiving and reading letters, especially between two people (18 of 44 words, 2 definitions, 2 usage examples, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/correspondence 1

correspondence [entry 2]

a connection between two things (5 of 26 words, 1 usage example, pronunciations)

dictionary​.cambridge​.org​/dictionary​/british​/correspondence 2

Encarta Dictionary:

parallelism | parallelist [noun, derived]

the condition of being parallel | in writing, the deliberate repetition of words or sentence structures for effect | the philosophical theory that ... (21 of 72 words, 3 definitions, pronunciations)

encarta​.msn​.com​/dictionary 1861723690​/definition​.html  [offline]

Etymology references

Wiktionary:

parallelism | parallelisms [plural]

Origin: parallel + -ism and from Late Latin parallelismus.

en​.wiktionary​.org​/wiki​/parallelism

Online Etymology:

parallelism

First use: about 1600

Origin: Greek parallelismos, from parallelizein.

www​.etymonline​.com​/index​.php term=parallelism

New World Dictionary:

parallelism

Origin: Greek parallēlismos

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parallelism

Audio references

Collins Dictionary:

parallelism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "parallelism"

www​.collinsdictionary​.com​/dictionary​/english​/parallelism

Macmillan British Dictionary:

parallelism [formal] | parallelisms [plural]

Audio: British English pronunciation of "parallelism"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/british​/parallelism

Macmillan American Dictionary:

parallelism [formal] | parallelisms [plural]

Audio: North American pronunciation of "parallelism"

www​.macmillandictionary​.com​/dictionary​/american​/parallelism

the Free Dictionary:

parallelism

Audio 1: North American English pronunciation of "parallelism"

Audio 2: British English pronunciation of "parallelism"

Audio 3: North American English pronunciation of "parallelism" by speech synthesizer

www​.thefreedictionary​.com​/parallelism

Google Dictionary:

parallelism | parallelisms [plural]

Audio: English pronunciation of "parallelism"

www​.google​.com​/#hl=en&tbs=dfn​:1&fp=1&q=parallelism

Merriam-Webster Pronunciation:

parallelism

Audio: North American pronunciation of "parallelism"

www​.merriam-webster​.com​/audio​.php file=parall​05 word=parallelism

YourDictionary Audio:

parallelism

Audio: North American English pronunciation of "parallelism" by speech synthesizer

www​.yourdictionary​.com​/parallelism

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