[par-uh-le-liz-uh m, -luh-liz-] /ˈpær ə lɛˌlɪz əm, -ləˌlɪz-/
the position or relation of .
agreement in direction, tendency, or character; the state or condition of being .
a or comparison.
Metaphysics. the doctrine that mental and bodily processes are concomitant, each varying with variation of the other, but that there is no causal relation of interaction between the two.
the state of being parallel
(grammar) the repetition of a syntactic construction in successive sentences for rhetorical effect
(philosophy) the dualistic doctrine that mental and physical processes are regularly correlated but are not causally connected, so that, for example, pain always accompanies, but is not caused by, a pin-prick Compare interactionism, occasionalism
c.1600, from Greek parallelismos, from parallelizein (see parallel).
[non-par-uh-me-trik] /ˌnɒn pær əˈmɛ trɪk/ adjective, Statistics. 1. (of a test or method) not requiring assertions about parameters or about the form of the underlying distribution.
- Nonparametric statistics
/ˌnɒnpærəˈmɛtrɪk/ noun 1. (functioning as sing) the branch of statistics that studies data measurable on an ordinal or nominal scale, to which arithmetic operations cannot be applied
[par-uh-sit-ik] /ˌpær əˈsɪt ɪk/ adjective 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of . 2. (of diseases) due to . 3. Phonetics. (def 2). adj. 1620s, from Latin parasiticus, from Greek parasitikos “of or pertaining to a parasite; the trade of a parasite,” from parasitos (see parasite). Biological sense is from 1731. Related: Parasitical, 1570s in […]
[par-uh-sahy-tiz-uh m, -si-] /ˈpær ə saɪˌtɪz əm, -sɪ-/ noun 1. Biology. a relation between organisms in which one lives as a parasite on another. 2. a parasitic mode of life or existence. 3. Pathology. a diseased condition due to parasites. 4. /ˈpærəsaɪˌtɪzəm/ noun 1. the relationship between a parasite and its host 2. the state […]