Refers to multiple data bits stored or transmitted simultaneously. 1
Transmission of all the bits (e.g. in a character) at the same time. If the character has eight bits, there are eight wires. Faster and more expensive than serial where the eight bits would be sent, “sideways”, one at a time. 2
Legal Electronic Document Institute, Basic Principles of Automated Litigation Support (2005).
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