Definition of parallelism in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈparəlɛlɪzəm/


[mass noun]
1The state of being parallel or of corresponding in some way: Greek thinkers who believed in the parallelism of microcosm and macrocosm
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  • Elsewhere, Kothari instructs the spectator to ‘look for the symmetrical reduplication and repetitive parallelism of dance patterns’.
  • Such parallelism can be both literary and historical; the two are not mutually exclusive.
  • Chris Baldick finds interesting parallelisms to this concept of defamiliarization in both Romantic poetry and in Brecht's theatre.
1.1The use of successive verbal constructions in poetry or prose which correspond in grammatical structure, sound, metre, meaning, etc. parallelism suggests a connection of meaning through an echo of form [count noun]: the parallelisms are reinforced by frequent alliteration
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  • In Psalms, to which St John the Baptist alludes, the trope of the ‘bridegroom’ occurs in a series of parallelisms, balanced by an explicitly competitive image.
  • Aside from the Yiddish / Hebrew parallelisms, Gordin's text sometimes uses two consecutive adjectives that basically have the same meaning, in order to double their effect.
  • An analysis of this speech reveals that the student used varied repetition strategies, including anaphora, antithesis, chiasmus, and parallelism.
1.2 Computing The use of parallel processing: massive parallelism gives neural networks a high degree of fault tolerance
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  • Supercomputing is, almost exclusively, parallel computing, in which parallelism is available at all hardware and software levels of the system and in all dimensions of the system.
  • To begin with, it is based on a grid architecture that uses a shared-nothing distributed approach and deploys performance features such as multi-threading, pipeline parallelism and partitioning.
  • Thus, continued improvement in supercomputer performance at current rates will require a massive increase in parallelism, requiring significant research progress in algorithms and software.



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  • He published a Book of Mormon reformatted to reveal poetic and parallelistic structures a number of years ago.
  • The purpose of this paper is to draw attention to a hitherto generally unobserved feature of the parallelistic couplet in Hebrew poetry, a feature which may offer a point of departure for a revised perception of the nature of the parallelistic couplet as such.

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