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  • v. Present participle of parallel.


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  • We've not got to within 20 feet of it and we will start what we call paralleling the well.

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  • Typical variants include the "paralleling" of generators or UPS units, an arrangement where multiple devices feed a shared bus so that the load of a failed device can be picked up by other devices, similar to handling disk failures in a RAID system.

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  • The relatively low retention rate of Catholics, combined with few conversions, would have to mean an inexorable decline in their share of the population—paralleling the decline of mainline Protestantism.

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  • Even paralleling this with space tech, we have fads: Tethers in the 80s, wafersatellite/Nanosatellites in the 90s, and formation flying in the 00s.

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  • More disturbingly - as well as ironic, given his Kenyan ancestry - President Obama also seems to have embraced positions paralleling the colonialist notion that national freedom can only come under conditions supported by the foreign occupier.

    Stephen Zunes: Congress and its Colonialist Agenda

  • Davis, demonstrates the inapplicability of the VRA today, the authors seem unconcerned that, paralleling their proffered criticism of the VRA itself, they are applying a ten-year-old decision written for a different era and for vastly different circumstances.

    Thomas A. Saenz: Argument That Voting Rights Act Is Dead in Los Angeles Demonstrates the Opposite

  • According to NHTSA data, deaths fell 11.4% in the first quarter of 2010 and 5% in the second quarter compared with 2009 but rose 1.6% in the third quarter and 1.8% in the fourth, paralleling the increase in miles traveled.

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  • His "Merchant of Venice" ends paralleling Mr. Alden's "Dream," with Portia realizing that Bassanio, having given away her ring with which he swore he would never part, can never love his wife as much as he does Antonio.

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  • Sculptural forms made from smooth, silhouetted layers of white sustainable eco-board suggest the sensuality of natural elements - trees, stone formations, a forest path - while paralleling the layers of perfume and invoking the mystery and beauty of scent.

    Henri Bendel Hosts Eco Exhibit: Living Perfume: the Natural Alchemy of Mandy Aftel

  • That being said, and in keeping with Leigh's theme of paralleling the film and videogame industries, neither "The Dark Knight" nor "Grand Theft Auto IV" are my film or game of the year.

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