The farthest etymological origin of the term parallel is in the language Greek Specifically, it derives from the Greek word "parallels", which is the result of the sum of two clearly defined components:
• "To", which can be translated as "next to" or "next to".
• “Allelos”, which means “each other”.
However, directly the concept derives from Latin parallēlos. Its most widespread meaning is associated with those things that, despite extending their ends indefinitely, will never cross .
The parallel lines , therefore, they maintain an equidistance in all their points . Yes straight TO and B they are parallel, there will be no way in which an intersection occurs between them.
The parallel streets On the other hand, they are those that have been drawn with the same orientation and do not cross. Two parallel streets, in this sense, can never form a corner .
Talk about "Draw a parallel" to refer to the action of compare two realities or events . For example: "The minister made a parallel between the economic situation of the country and the crisis in Europe", "If we draw a parallel and analyze the last two campaigns, we can see that the team has improved its performance".
In the military field, the use of this term is also used. Specifically, there is talk of parallel to refer to the trench that is created, equipped with a parapet, next to what would be the defenses of a square, for example.
The parallel can also be that similar or similar : "The two players had parallel races and achieved similar achievements".
In the field of science, it is common to also name what has been called parallel universe. Basically, this is a term that is used with the clear objective of establishing a hypothesis, of a physical type, which suggests that there are several parallel realities, but that, at the same time, are independent of each other.
In the cinema and in literature, the approach of this set of parallel universes has been used many times, which, according to those who defend this theory, could be accessed through black holes. Among the writers who have put more interest in those, are distinguished figures such as Lovecraft, Brian Lumley or even Vladimir Nabokov.
In the context of the geography , the parallels are those circles that are created by intersect an ideal plane that is perpendicular to the axis of rotation of our planet with the Earth's own sphere. The parallel that reflects the total circumference of the land is the Ecuador , which crosses its center.
In the sports field, the parallel term is also used as a synonym for the so-called parallel bars. These are two bars located in parallel that shape a gymnastic apparatus in which athletes must demonstrate their qualities by performing both acrobatics and balance exercises.
For the computing finally the parallel ports allow interaction between a peripheral and a computer . This technology appeals to the so-called parallel wires to transmit a certain number of bytes in each send.