Definitions

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of parallel.
  • adjective (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of computers.

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  • adjective not parallel

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  • adjective of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple operations
  • adjective (of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging

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Examples

  • They are not combed and are rendered nonparallel so they will spin into fuzzier yarns than worsted yarns.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • They are not combed and are rendered nonparallel so they will spin into fuzzier yarns than worsted yarns.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • They are not combed and are rendered nonparallel so they will spin into fuzzier yarns than worsted yarns.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • They are not combed and are rendered nonparallel so they will spin into fuzzier yarns than worsted yarns.

    HOME COMFORTS

  • Over and over we hear in voiceover or see in graphic display the "three principles," which are maddeningly, even defiantly, nonparallel: "respect for the individual, exceeding customers 'expectations, strive for excellence."

    Nickel and Dimed

  • Often the earth movements to which the uplift or depression was due involved tilting or folding of the earlier strata, so that the strata are now nonparallel as well as unconformable.

    The Elements of Geology

  • He also uses inconsistent capitalization and nonparallel wording in the 10 headings the first six are worded as command statements, the last four as nouns or noun phrases.

    www.startribune.com

  • A gearset employing gears shaped like slices of a cone, which allows the axes of the gears to be nonparallel.

    Automotive News Blog at CARandDRIVER.com - Car News Resource

  • The intentional nonparallel orientation of opposite wheels.

    Automotive News Blog at CARandDRIVER.com - Car News Resource

  • In their 2006 study on the innateness of geometry, the same researchers asked the Mundurucu subjects "which of these is not like the other" (referring to groupings of parallel and nonparallel lines, or right and oblique triangles).

    3quarksdaily

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