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  • adj. not parallel

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of parallel.
  • adj. Not using parallel processing; -- of computers.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

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


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


  • 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.

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

    Automotive News Blog at - Car News Resource

  • The intentional nonparallel orientation of opposite wheels.

    Automotive News Blog at - 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).


  • As she left the restaurant, she realized she had been edgy and impatient with the people around her, especially her secretary, who had drafted a letter for her signature containing numerous errors, including a missing apostrophe in "one months notice," an unnecessary apostrophe in "the economic recovery and it's implications," and a nonparallel series in "Our strategic plan emphasizes smarter marketing, closer financial oversight and we need to improve customer service." rss feed

  • It's pretty hopeless; the nonparallel jaws of pliers just don't cut it.

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  • The intended reading is the nonparallel one, where with goes with just reasoned and negotiated:



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