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English adjective: parallel

1. parallel being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting


SamplesParallel lines never converge.
Concentric circles are parallel.
Dancers in two parallel rows.


Similarantiparallel, collateral, nonconvergent, nonintersecting


See alsocomparable, symmetric, symmetrical


Antonymsoblique, perpendicular

2. parallel of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations


SamplesParallel processing.


Similarsynchronal, synchronic, synchronous


Domain categorycomputer science, computing


Antonymsasynchronous


English noun: parallel

1. parallel (attribute) something having the property of being analogous to something else


Synonymsanalog, analogue


Broader (hypernym)similarity


Narrower (hyponym)echo

2. parallel (location) an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator


Synonymslatitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude


Broader (hypernym)line


Narrower (hyponym)horse latitude, polar circle, tropic

3. parallel (shape) (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)


SamplesParallels never meet.


Broader (hypernym)figure


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths


English verb: parallel

1. parallel (stative) be parallel to


SamplesTheir roles are paralleled by ours.


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally

2. parallel (change) make or place parallel to something


SamplesThey paralleled the ditch to the highway.


Synonymscollimate


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Something ----s something


Broader (hypernym)alter, change, modify

3. parallel (stative) duplicate or match


SamplesThe polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse.


Synonymsduplicate, twin


Pattern of useSomething ----s something


Broader (hypernym)agree, check, correspond, fit, gibe, jibe, match, tally









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