Definitions for parallel

Definitions for (noun) parallel

Main entry: analog, analogue, parallel

Definition: something having the property of being analogous to something else

Main entry: latitude, line of latitude, parallel, parallel of latitude

Definition: an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

Main entry: parallel

Definition: (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)

Usage: parallels never meet

Definitions for (verb) parallel

Main entry: collimate, parallel

Definition: make or place parallel to something

Usage: They paralleled the ditch to the highway

Main entry: parallel

Definition: be parallel to

Usage: Their roles are paralleled by ours

Main entry: parallel, duplicate, twin

Definition: duplicate or match

Usage: The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse

Definitions for (adj) parallel

Main entry: parallel

Definition: being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

Usage: parallel lines never converge; concentric circles are parallel; dancers in two parallel rows

Main entry: parallel

Definition: of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations

Usage: parallel processing

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