use of multiple paths at one time to transmit bits of data.
A method of sending information from a computer to another device (such as a plotter or printer) by sending multiple signals at once through a cable. Faster than serial communications, but a computer may not be able to sense errors in the device receiving the information. Available with all IBM-type computers and some plotters/printers.
A method of sending data from one computer to another over several wires simultaneously, which results in faster transfer rates. Parallel Port â€“ A common name for the printer connector on the back of a typical computer.