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parallel

noun

1 parallel

Something having the property of being analogous to something else.

synonyms: analog, analogue.

Roget 17: similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance; affinity, approximation, parallelism; agreement etc. 23; analogy, analogicalness; correspondence, ... show more

Polish: paralela



2 parallel

An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.

synonyms: latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude.

Polish: równoleżnik

3 parallel

mathematics One of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes).

verb

1 parallel

Be parallel to.

Roget 464: compare to, compare with; collate, confront; place side by side, juxtapose etc. (near) 197; set against one another, pit against one another; contrast, balance.    identify, ... show more

Roget 17: be similar etc. adj.; look like, resemble, bear resemblance; smack of, savor of, approximate; parallel, match, rhyme with; take after; imitate ... show more

Roget 19: imitate, copy, mirror, reflect, reproduce, repeat; do like, echo, reecho, catch; transcribe; match, parallel.    ... show more

Dutch: gelijklopen

2 parallel

Make or place parallel to something:
— They paralleled the ditch to the highway.

synonym: collimate.

3 parallel

Duplicate or match.

synonyms: duplicate, twin.

adjective

1 parallel

Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting.

Roget 242: symmetrical, shapely, well set, finished; beautiful etc. 845; classic, chaste, severe.    regular, uniform, balanced; ... show more

Roget 216: parallel; coextensive; equidistant.   

Roget 17: similar; resembling etc. v.; like, alike; twin.    analogous, analogical; parallel, of a piece [Fr.]; such as, so; ... show more

2 parallel

Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations.


Moby thesaurus: Antarctic Zone, Arctic Circle, Arctic Zone, Frigid Zones, Lambert conformal projection, Mercator projection, Miller projection, Torrid Zone, Tropic of Cancer, Tropic of Capricorn, Variable Zones, abri, accessory, accompanying, accord, admit of comparison, aeronautical chart, affiliate, affiliated, agnate ... show more.

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