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par·al·lel

 (păr′ə-lĕl′)
adj.
1. Being an equal distance apart everywhere: dancers in two parallel rows. See Usage Note at absolute.
2. Mathematics
a. Of, relating to, or designating two or more straight coplanar lines that do not intersect.
b. Of, relating to, or designating two or more planes that do not intersect.
c. Of, relating to, or designating a line and a plane that do not intersect.
d. Of, relating to, or designating curves or surfaces everywhere equidistant.
3.
a. Having comparable parts, analogous aspects, or readily recognized similarities: the parallel lives of two contemporaries.
b. Having the same tendency or direction: parallel motives and aims.
4. Grammar Having identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
5. Music
a. Moving in the same direction at a fixed interval: parallel motion; parallel fifths.
b. Having the same tonic. Used of scales and keys: C minor is the parallel minor scale of C major.
6. Electronics Denoting a circuit or part of a circuit connected in parallel.
7. Computers
a. Of or relating to the simultaneous transmission of all the bits of a byte over separate wires: a parallel port; a parallel interface.
b. Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations: parallel processing.
adv.
In a parallel relationship or manner: a road and a railway that run parallel.
n.
1. Mathematics One of a set of parallel geometric figures, such as lines or planes.
2.
a. One that closely resembles or is analogous to another: a unique event, without parallel in history.
b. A comparison indicating likeness; an analogy.
3. The condition of being parallel; near similarity or exact agreement in particulars; parallelism.
4. Any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the equator.
5. Printing A sign indicating material referred to in a note or reference.
6. Electronics An arrangement of components in a circuit that splits the current into two or more paths. Used chiefly in the phrase in parallel.
tr.v. par·al·leled, par·al·lel·ing, par·al·lels also par·al·lelled or par·al·lel·ling
1. To make or place parallel to something else: paralleled the ditch to the highway.
2. To be or extend parallel to: a trail that parallels the crater rim.
3. To be similar or analogous to: claimed that fetal development parallels the evolution of the species.
4. To be or provide an equal for; match.
5. To show to be analogous; compare or liken: critics who have paralleled the novel's plot to an ancient myth.

[Latin parallēlus, from Greek parallēlos : para-, beside; see para-1 + allēlōn, of one another (from allos, other; see al- in Indo-European roots).]

parallel

(ˈpærəˌlɛl)
adj
1. (Mathematics) separated by an equal distance at every point; never touching or intersecting: parallel walls.
2. corresponding; similar: parallel situations.
3. (Music, other) music
a. Also: consecutive (of two or more parts or melodies) moving in similar motion but keeping the same interval apart throughout: parallel fifths.
b. denoting successive chords in which the individual notes move in parallel motion
4. (Grammar) grammar denoting syntactic constructions in which the constituents of one construction correspond to those of the other
5. (Computer Science) computing operating on several items of information, instructions, etc, simultaneously. Compare serial6
n
6. (Mathematics) maths one of a set of parallel lines, planes, etc
7. an exact likeness
8. a comparison
9. (Physical Geography) Also called: parallel of latitude any of the imaginary lines around the earth parallel to the equator, designated by degrees of latitude ranging from 0° at the equator to 90° at the poles
10. (Electronics)
a. a configuration of two or more electrical components connected between two points in a circuit so that the same voltage is applied to each (esp in the phrase in parallel)
b. (as modifier): a parallel circuit. See series6
11. (Printing, Lithography & Bookbinding) printing the character (∥) used as a reference mark
12. (Fortifications) a trench or line lying in advance of and parallel to other defensive positions
vb (tr) , -lels, -leling or -leled
13. to make parallel
14. to supply a parallel to
15. to be a parallel to or correspond with: your experience parallels mine.
[C16: via French and Latin from Greek parallēlos alongside one another, from para-1 + allēlos one another]

par•al•lel

(ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləl)

adj., n., v. -leled, -lel•ing (esp. Brit.) -lelled, -lel•ling, adj.
1. extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging: parallel rows of chairs.
2. having the same direction, nature, tendency, or course; corresponding; similar: parallel interests.
3.
a. (of straight lines) lying in the same plane but never meeting no matter how far extended.
b. (of planes) having common perpendiculars.
c. (of a single line, plane, etc.) equidistant from another or others (usu. fol. by to or with).
4. having parts that are parallel.
5. having electrical components connected in parallel: a parallel circuit.
6.
a. progressing at the same intervalic distance: parallel lines in music.
b. sharing the same tonic: A major and A minor are parallel keys.
7.
a. of or pertaining to operations within a computer that are performed simultaneously: parallel processing.
b. pertaining to or supporting the transfer of electronic data several bits at a time (disting. from serial).
n.
8. a parallel line or plane.
9. anything parallel or comparable in direction, course, nature, or tendency, to something else.
10. any of the imaginary lines bearing E and W on the earth's surface, parallel to the equator, that mark the latitude.
11. something identical or similar in essential respects: a case without a parallel.
12. correspondence or analogy.
13. a comparison of things as if regarded side by side.
14. an arrangement of an electrical circuit whereby all positive terminals are connected to one point and all negative ones to another.
15. a pair of vertical parallel lines (∥) used in printing as a reference mark.
v.t.
16. to provide a parallel for; match.
17. to be in a parallel course to: The road parallels the river.
18. to form a parallel to; equal.
19. to show the similarity of; compare.
20. to make parallel.
adv.
21. in a parallel course or manner.
[1540–50; < Latin parallēlus < Greek parállēlos side by side =par- par- + állēlos one another]
par′al•lel`ly, adv.

par·al·lel

(păr′ə-lĕl′)
Adjective
Relating to lines or surfaces that are separated everywhere from each other by the same distance.
Noun
Any of the imaginary lines encircling the Earth's surface parallel to the plane of the equator, used to represent degrees of latitude. See more at equator.

parallel


Past participle: paralleled
Gerund: paralleling

Imperative
parallel
parallel
Present
I parallel
you parallel
he/she/it parallels
we parallel
you parallel
they parallel
Preterite
I paralleled
you paralleled
he/she/it paralleled
we paralleled
you paralleled
they paralleled
Present Continuous
I am paralleling
you are paralleling
he/she/it is paralleling
we are paralleling
you are paralleling
they are paralleling
Present Perfect
I have paralleled
you have paralleled
he/she/it has paralleled
we have paralleled
you have paralleled
they have paralleled
Past Continuous
I was paralleling
you were paralleling
he/she/it was paralleling
we were paralleling
you were paralleling
they were paralleling
Past Perfect
I had paralleled
you had paralleled
he/she/it had paralleled
we had paralleled
you had paralleled
they had paralleled
Future
I will parallel
you will parallel
he/she/it will parallel
we will parallel
you will parallel
they will parallel
Future Perfect
I will have paralleled
you will have paralleled
he/she/it will have paralleled
we will have paralleled
you will have paralleled
they will have paralleled
Future Continuous
I will be paralleling
you will be paralleling
he/she/it will be paralleling
we will be paralleling
you will be paralleling
they will be paralleling
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been paralleling
you have been paralleling
he/she/it has been paralleling
we have been paralleling
you have been paralleling
they have been paralleling
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been paralleling
you will have been paralleling
he/she/it will have been paralleling
we will have been paralleling
you will have been paralleling
they will have been paralleling
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been paralleling
you had been paralleling
he/she/it had been paralleling
we had been paralleling
you had been paralleling
they had been paralleling
Conditional
I would parallel
you would parallel
he/she/it would parallel
we would parallel
you would parallel
they would parallel
Past Conditional
I would have paralleled
you would have paralleled
he/she/it would have paralleled
we would have paralleled
you would have paralleled
they would have paralleled

parallel

Any of the imaginary lines of latitude that circle the Earth parallel to the equator.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.parallel - something having the property of being analogous to something elseparallel - something having the property of being analogous to something else
similarity - the quality of being similar
echo - a close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.; "his contention contains more than an echo of Rousseau"; "Napoleon III was an echo of the mighty Emperor but an infinitely better man"
2.parallel - an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
polar circle - a line of latitude at the north or south poles
horse latitude - either of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south; characterized by calms and light-baffling winds
line - a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
tropic - either of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
3.parallel - (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes); "parallels never meet"
math, mathematics, maths - a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
figure - a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
Verb1.parallel - be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
2.parallel - make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
3.parallel - duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
correspond, gibe, jibe, match, tally, agree, fit, check - be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun"
Adj.1.parallel - being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
comparable - able to be compared or worthy of comparison
symmetric, symmetrical - having similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding parts
oblique - slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base"
perpendicular - intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other"
2.parallel - of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing"
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
synchronal, synchronic, synchronous - occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations"

parallel

noun
1. equivalent, counterpart, match, equal, twin, complement, duplicate, analogue, likeness, corollary It is an ecological disaster with no parallel in the modern era.
equivalent opposite, reverse
2. similarity, correspondence, correlation, comparison, analogy, resemblance, likeness, parallelism Detectives realised there were parallels between the two murders.
similarity difference, divergence, dissimilarity
verb
1. correspond to, compare with, agree with, complement, conform to, be alike, chime with, correlate to His remarks paralleled those of the president.
correspond to differ from, diverge from, be unlike
2. match, equal, duplicate, keep pace (with), measure up to His achievements have never been paralleled.
adjective
1. matching, correspondent, corresponding, like, similar, uniform, resembling, complementary, akin, analogous He describes the rise in tuberculosis as an epidemic parallel to that of AIDS.
matching different, unlike, dissimilar
2. equidistant, alongside, aligned, side by side, coextensive seventy-two ships, drawn up in two parallel lines
equidistant divergent, non-parallel

parallel

adjective
1. Lying in the same plane and not intersecting:
Idiom: side by side.
2. Possessing the same or almost the same characteristics:
noun
Something closely resembling or analogous to something else:
verb
1. To be equal or alike:
Informal: stack up.
2. To represent as similar:
Translations
بِمُوازاةتَماثُل، تَوازٍخَط العَرْضخَط مُتَوازٍمُتَوازٍ
rovnoběžnýrovnoběžkarovnoběžněsouběžněanalogie
parallelbreddegradfinde ingen ligelighedspunkt
paralela
rööpne
rinnakkainenyhdensuuntainen
paralelan
párhuzamospárhuzamosanszélességi körföldrajzi szélességi körpárhuzam
breiddarbaugurhliîstæîurjafna viî e-îsamhliîasamsíîa lína
平行の
평행인
analogijaanalogiškasbūti sugretinamamlygiagrečiailygiagretainis
analogsbūt sasniedzamamlīdzībalīdzīgslīdzināties
analógiamať obdobuobdobnýrovnobežnerovnobežný
vzporeden
parallell
ขนาน
paralelparalel çizgiparalel olarakbenzerbenzerlik
song song

parallel

[ˈpærəlel]
A. ADJ
1. (Geom) → paralelo (to a) (Comput, Elec) → en paralelo
in a parallel direction toen dirección paralela a
to run parallel toir en línea paralela a, correr paralelo con
2. (fig) → análogo (to a) this is a parallel case to the last oneeste caso es análogo al anterior
B. N
1. (Geom) → paralela f
in parallel (Elec) → en paralelo
2. (Geog) → paralelo m
the 49th parallelel paralelo 49
3. (fig) a case without parallelun caso inaudito or único
it has no parallel as far as I knowque yo sepa no tiene paralelo or no hay nada parecido
to draw a parallel between X and Yestablecer un paralelo entre X y Y
these things occur in parallelestas cosas corren parejas (with con) → estas cosas ocurren paralelamente
C. VT (fig) (= compare) → comparar (with con) (= equal) → igualar (with a) it is paralleled byes parejo a ..., tiene su paralelo en ...
his talent parallels his brother'ssu talento es comparable or parejo al de su hermano
D. CPD parallel bars NPL (Sport) → paralelas fpl
parallel printer Nimpresora f en paralelo
parallel processing N (Comput) → procesamiento m en paralelo

parallel

[ˈpærəlɛl]
adj
[lines] → parallèle
parallel with → parallèle à
He lived on a road parallel with my street → Il habitait dans une rue parallèle à la mienne.
to be parallel to → être parallèle à
North Street is parallel to High Street → North Street est parallèle à High Street.
[events, talks, lives] → parallèle
to be parallel to sth (= go along with) → être concomitant(e) à qch, coïncider avec qch
Privileges should be parallel with responsibilities → Les privilèges devraient être concomitants aux responsabilités., Les privilèges devraient coïncider avec les responsabilités.
n
(= line) → parallèle f
(fig) (= similarity) → parallèle m
in parallel → en parallèle
in parallel with sth → en parallèle avec qch
to draw a parallel between → dresser un parallèle entre
to draw parallels between → dresser des parallèles entre
without parallel → sans équivalent
to have no parallel → ne pas avoir d'équivalent
(GEOGRAPHY)parallèle m
vtcoïncider avec
adv
to run parallel with sth [road, line, river] → être parallèle à qch
The road runs parallel with the border → La route est parallèle à la frontière.
Vanderhoff Street runs parallel to Broadway → Vanderhoff Street est parallèle à Broadway.
to run parallel with sth, to run parallel to sth [activity] → se dérouler parallèlement à qch
His work in theatre runs parallel with his television career → Son travail au théâtre se déroule parallèlement à sa carrière à la télévision.
running parallel with (= accompanying) → parallèlement à
Running parallel with her increased heart rate, there was an increase in her blood pressure → Parallèlement à l'augmentation de son rythme cardiaque, il y avait une augmentation de sa pression artérielle.
a new venture running parallel to their old business → une nouvelle entreprise se développant parallèlement à leur ancienne affaireparallel bars npl (GYMNASTICS)barres fpl parallèles

parallel

adj
lines, streetsparallel; (Comput) → parallel; at this point the road and river are parallelan dieser Stelle verlaufen Straße und Fluss parallel (zueinander); parallel to or withparallel zu or mit; to lie parallel to or with somethingparallel zu etw liegen; in a parallel directionparallel; parallel connection (Elec) → Parallelschaltung f; parallel interface (Comput) → Parallelschnittstelle f; parallel market (Econ) → Parallelmarkt m; parallel printerParalleldrucker m
(fig) career, developmentvergleichbar, parallel verlaufend; universe, talks, processparallel; a parallel caseein Parallelfall m, → ein vergleichbarer Fall; the two systems developed along parallel linesdie Entwicklung der beiden Systeme verlief vergleichbar; he argues along parallel lines to meer argumentiert ähnlich wie ich
adv to run parallel (roads, careers) → parallel verlaufen (to sth zu etw); to ski parallelParallelslalom fahren
n
(Geometry) → Parallele f
(Geog) → Breitenkreis m; the 49th parallelder 49. Breitengrad
(Elec) connected in parallelparallel geschaltet
(fig)Parallele f; without parallelohne Parallele; it has no paralleles gibt dazu keine Parallele; to draw a parallel between X and Yeine Parallele zwischen X und Y ziehen; in parallel withparallel mit
vt (fig)gleichen (+dat); a case parallelled only by …ein Fall, zu dem es nur eine einzige Parallele gibt, nämlich; it is parallelled by …es ist vergleichbar mit …

parallel

[ˈpærəlɛl]
1. adj parallel (with, to)parallelo/a (a)
the road runs parallel to the railway → la strada corre parallela alla ferrovia
2. n (Geom) → parallela (Geog) → parallelo (Horse-riding) → largo (fig) → confronto, paragone m, parallelo
to draw a parallel between (fig) → fare un parallelo fra
3. vt (fig) (equal) → uguagliare; (be similar to) → essere analogo/a or parallelo/a a

parallel

(ˈpӕrəlel) adjective
1. (of straight lines) going in the same direction and always staying the same distance apart. The road is parallel to/with the river.
2. alike (in some way). There are parallel passages in the two books.
adverb
in the same direction but always about the same distance away. We sailed parallel to the coast for several days.
noun
1. a line parallel to another. Draw a parallel to this line.
2. a likeness or state of being alike. Is there a parallel between the British Empire and the Roman Empire?
3. a line drawn from east to west across a map etc at a fixed distance from the equator. The border between Canada and the United States follows the forty-ninth parallel.
verb
to be equal to. His stupidity can't be paralleled.

parallel

مُتَوَازِيّ rovnoběžný parallel parallel παράλληλος paralelo rinnakkainen parallèle paralelan parallelo 平行の 평행인 parallel parallell równoległy paralelo параллельный parallell ขนาน paralel song song 平行的
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Hawkeye was not mistaken; for when the Hurons found their course was likely to throw them behind their chase they rendered it less direct, until, by gradually bearing more and more obliquely, the two canoes were, ere long, gliding on parallel lines, within two hundred yards of each other.
Besides the rosebush, she had observed several other species of flowers growing there in a wilderness of neglect, and obstructing one another's development (as is often the parallel case in human society) by their uneducated entanglement and confusion.
Parallel meridians rudely pecked into the glass, surround these footpads' goblets.
Preserving an interval of some few yards between itself and the ship, the Jeroboam's boat by the occasional use of its oars contrived to keep parallel to the Pequod, as she heavily forged through the sea (for by this time it blew very fresh), with her main-topsail aback; though, indeed, at times by the sudden onset of a large rolling wave, the boat would be pushed some way ahead; but would be soon skilfully brought to her proper bearings again.
Our friend Tom, in his own simple musings, often compared his more fortunate lot, in the bondage into which he was cast, with that of Joseph in Egypt; and, in fact, as time went on, and he developed more and more under the eye of his master, the strength of the parallel increased.
The main street, one block back from the river, and running parallel with it, was the sole business street.
It seems her career there was very honourable: from a pupil, she became a teacher, like yourself--really it strikes me there are parallel points in her history and yours--she left it to be a governess: there, again, your fates were analogous; she undertook the education of the ward of a certain Mr.
The first fragment of their earthly possessions is a low natural dike of shingle, surmounted by a public path which runs parallel with the sea.
Gummidge, whose courtship would appear to have been of an exactly parallel nature, she was so continually reminded by these transactions of the old one.
Tell this not in Gath, lest the Scots rejoice that they have at length found a parallel instance among their neighbours, to that barbarous deed which demolished Arthur's Oven.
The eight great polished columns stood up in the dusk like so many huge piles supporting the threatening, crumbling, big-bellied cliffs whose layers were represented by the circular, parallel, waving lines of the balconies of the grand, first and second tiers of boxes.
These notes were published in parallel columns in The Boston Advertiser, October 19, 1876, and proved beyond question that the telephone was now a practical success.

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