Math Definitions - Letter P


Definition of Parallel

Definition of Parallel

Two lines (or curves) are parallel if they are always the same distance away from each other and never cross or touch each other.

If you go looking, you'll see plenty of line segments that are parallel, like the edges of vertical blinds or the lines of mortar between rows of bricks.

The two line segments in the picture are parallel.


The aim of this dictionary is to provide definitions to common mathematical terms. Students learn a new math skill every week at school, sometimes just before they start a new skill, if they want to look at what a specific term means, this is where this dictionary will become handy and a go-to guide for a student.


Year 1 to Year 12 students

Learning Objectives

Learn common math terms starting with letter P

Author: Subject Coach
Added on: 6th Feb 2018

You must be logged in as Student to ask a Question.

None just yet!