(maths, physics) a rule for finding the resultant of two vectors by constructing a parallelogram with two adjacent sides representing the magnitudes and directions of the vectors, the diagonal through the point of intersection of the vectors representing their resultant
- Parallel pascal
language A data-parallel language, similar to Actus and Glypnir. [“Parallel Pascal: An Extended Pascal for Parallel Computers”, A. Reeves, J Parallel Dist Computing 1:64-80 (1984)]. (1995-05-07)
noun 1. a form of play in which a very young child plays independently in the presence of another child or other children.
- Parallel port
noun 1. (computing) (on a computer) a socket that can be used for connecting devices that send and receive data at more than one bit at a time; often used for connecting printers hardware An interface from a computer system where data is transferred in or out in parallel, that is, on more than one […]
noun, Geometry. 1. the axiom in Euclidean geometry that only one line can be drawn through a given point so that the line is parallel to a given line that does not contain the point. parallel postulate See under Euclidean.