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 for Parallel of latitude
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Parallel \Par"al*lel\, n.
     1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant
        from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
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              Who made the spider parallels design,
              Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ? --Pope.
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     2. Direction conformable to that of another line,
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              Lines that from their parallel decline. --Garth.
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     3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all
        essential points; resemblance; similarity.
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              Twixt earthly females and the moon
              All parallels exactly run.            --Swift.
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     4. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as,
        Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
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     5. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential
        particulars; a counterpart.
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              None but thyself can be thy parallel. --Pope.
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     6. (Geog.) One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the
        earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude;
        also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the
        counry was divided into North and South at the 38th
        parallel.
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     7. (Mil.) One of a series of long trenches constructed before
        a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover
        for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are
        roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the
        fortress.
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     8. (Print.) A character consisting of two parallel vertical
        lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a
        similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a
        page.
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     9. (Elec.) That arrangement of an electrical system in which
        all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are
        joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to
        another conductor; -- called also multiple. Opposed to
        series.
  
     Note: Parts of a system so arranged are said to be
  
     in parallel or
  
     in multiple.
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     Limiting parallels. See under Limit, v. t.
  
     Parallel of altitude (Astron.), one of the small circles of
        the sphere, parallel to the horizon; an almucantar.
  
     Parallel of declination (Astron.), one of the small circles
        of the sphere, parallel to the equator.
  
     Parallel of latitude.
        (a) (Geog.) See def. 6. above.
        (b) (Astron.) One of the small circles of the sphere,
            parallel to the ecliptic.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  parallel of latitude
      n 1: an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
           [syn: latitude, line of latitude, parallel of
           latitude, parallel]

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