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2 definitions found
 for nonparallel
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  nonparallel \nonparallel\ adj.
     1. not parallel; -- of lines or linear objects. Opposite of
        parallel. [Narrower terms: bias, catacorner,
        cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner,
        catty-cornered, diagonal, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered,
        oblique, skew, skewed, slanted ; crossed, decussate,
        intersectant, intersecting; cross-grained ; diagonal;
        orthogonal, orthographic, rectangular, right-angled ;
        right, perpendicular; angled ; convergent] Also See:
        convergent, divergent, diverging.
        [WordNet 1.5]
  
     2. (Computers) Not using parallel processing; -- of
        computers. [Narrower terms: serial] PJC]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  nonparallel
      adj 1: of or relating to the sequential performance of multiple
             operations; "serial processing" [syn: serial, in
             series(p), nonparallel]
      2: (of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging

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