parallelism

Part of speech: noun

Parallel position.

Part of speech: noun

Essential likeness; analogy.

Part of speech: noun

Similarity of construction.

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Usage examples "parallelism":

  1. Parallelism of folded strata for long distances. - "The Student's Elements of Geology", Sir Charles Lyell.
  2. 5. Failure to observe parallelism in form. - "Composition-Rhetoric", Stratton D. Brooks.
  3. A trace, and not a slight one, of the mournful sublimity which we admire in the Hebrew prophets, with a similar cadence of " parallelism" in the style, will be noticed in this forest lament. - "The Iroquois Book of Rites", Horatio Hale.