Definition of subparallel in English:

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subparallel

Pronunciation: /səbˈperəˌlel/

adjective

chiefly Geology
Almost parallel.
Example sentences
  • These data define another linear palaeotemperature profile that is subparallel to the present-day geothermal gradient.
  • The main-phase foliation is subparallel to the nappe contact of the Gran Paradiso massif with the overlying Zermatt-Saas zone and defines a broad regional dome structure.
  • The foliation is generally parallel or subparallel to the axial plane of the host fold, but it can also converge through the fold core.
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