[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).


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