parallelism [par′ə lel΄iz΄əm, par′ələliz΄əm]
[Gr parallēlismos]
1. the state of being parallel
2. close resemblance; similarity
a) the use of parallel structure in writing
b) an instance of this
4. Philos. the doctrine that mind and matter function together synchronously but without any causal interaction

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