Broad definition: The 'ism' in parallelism denotes the condition of being a parallel behavior or similar alignment. Parallelism refers to common features, structures, and their parallel states of development across a wide range of disciplines and sciences.
Examples of Parallelism:
|In biology, parallelism can be used to describe things like parallel evolution of morphologies and lifestyles. It's also used to describe behavioral traits in diversified species.|
In literature: see parallel structure
In geometry: parallel lines.
In history, sociology and archaeology: The parallel development of social, cultural or technological events and/ or incidents in which a lineage of events is said to be parallel.