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parallel

par·al·lel

parallel

 
 
pronunciation:
pae r lel
parts of speech:
adjective, noun, transitive verb
features:
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part of speech: adjective
definition 1: extending in the same direction and being the same distance apart at every point.
Parallel lines never intersect.Main Street lies parallel to State Street.
synonyms:
collateral
antonyms:
nonparallel
similar words:
even, side by side
definition 2: having the same character or tendency.
They began to like each other when they discovered they had parallel interests.The style of the two authors is parallel in many ways.
synonyms:
corresponding
antonyms:
divergent
similar words:
allied, analogous, concurrent, like, similar, twin
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a plane or line that is the same distance at every corresponding point from another.
Line A is the parallel of line B.
definition 2: a thing that is similar or identical in character or essential features to something else.
This horrifying event had no parallel in the nation's history.
synonyms:
analogue, counterpart
similar words:
correlate, correspondent, equivalent, match, similitude
definition 3: correspondence, or a particular analogous feature.
Many people are seeing parallels between this war and the previous one.
similar words:
analogue, corollary, correlate, equivalent
definition 4: any of the imaginary lines on the earth's surface that represent degrees of latitude from north to south.
The forty-ninth parallel of north latitude forms part of the U.S. border with Canada.
similar words:
coordinate, latitude
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part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: paralleled, paralleling, parallels
definition 1: to make parallel.
similar words:
align
definition 2: to be equal to; be the match of.
Her success paralleled or perhaps even surpassed his.
synonyms:
equal
similar words:
match
definition 3: to be or move on a course parallel to.
This street parallels the highway.Her life paralleled that of her mother in many ways.
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derivation: paralleled (adj.)
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