Definition of subparallel in US English:



  • Almost parallel.

    • ‘These data define another linear palaeotemperature profile that is subparallel to the present-day geothermal gradient.’
    • ‘In some shale horizons, layers of laminated chert occur along anastomosing foliation planes that are subparallel to bedding.’
    • ‘The main-phase foliation is subparallel to the nappe contact of the Gran Paradiso massif with the overlying Zermatt-Saas zone and defines a broad regional dome structure.’
    • ‘The foliation is generally parallel or subparallel to the axial plane of the host fold, but it can also converge through the fold core.’
    • ‘Irregular leucosome-leucogranite sheets that are parallel or subparallel to the fabric occur throughout the section.’