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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator;
[syn: latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Parallel \Par"al*lel\, n. 1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. [1913 Webster] Who made the spider parallels design, Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? --Pope. [1913 Webster] 2. Direction conformable to that of another line, [1913 Webster] Lines that from their parallel decline. --Garth. [1913 Webster] 3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity. [1913 Webster] Twixt earthly females and the moon All parallels exactly run. --Swift. [1913 Webster] 4. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope. [1913 Webster] 5. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart. [1913 Webster] None but thyself can be thy parallel. --Pope. [1913 Webster] 6. (Geog.) One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the counry was divided into North and South at the 38th parallel. [1913 Webster +PJC] 7. (Mil.) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress. [1913 Webster] 8. (Print.) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page. [1913 Webster] 9. (Elec.) That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; -- called also multiple. Opposed to series. Note: Parts of a system so arranged are said to be in parallel or in multiple. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] Limiting parallels. See under Limit, v. t. Parallel of altitude (Astron.), one of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the horizon; an almucantar. Parallel of declination (Astron.), one of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the equator. Parallel of latitude. (a) (Geog.) See def. 6. above. (b) (Astron.) One of the small circles of the sphere, parallel to the ecliptic. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

parallel of latitude n 1: an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator [syn: latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel]