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Parallel (IPA: /ˈpɛɹəˌɫɛɫ/)


Parallel (a.)

Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.

Parallel (a.)

Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; -- used with to and with.

Parallel (a.)

Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.

Parallel (n.)

A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.

Parallel (n.)

Direction conformable to that of another line,

Parallel (n.)

Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.

Parallel (n.)

A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.

Parallel (n.)

Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.

Parallel (n.)

One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map.

Parallel (n.)

One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.

Parallel (n.)

A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.

Parallel (v. t.)

To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.

Parallel (v. t.)

Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.

Parallel (v. t.)

To equal; to match; to correspond to.

Parallel (v. t.)

To produce or adduce as a parallel.

Parallel (v. i.)

To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.

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Video album by REM

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Manga by Toshihiko Kobayashi

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Album by Black Dog Productions

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2014 single by Keytalk

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Kristine Kochanski (series VII - Back to Earth), A version of Lister's former girlfriend from a parallel universe" - Red Dwarf

Example Sentence (Quote)

" Paralleletically. In the direction of a parallel of latitude." - William Gilbert of Colchester, Physician of London

Example Sentence (Quote)

"We are not working out issues anymore . We are working on a parallel universe, with competing proposals, up or down votes." - Olympia Snowe


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