parallel

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Parallel is part of the Academic Word List. It is important for students in college and university.

parallel is part of the Basic English 850.

Pronunciation[change]

  • enPR: păr'ə-lĕl"
  • (file)

Adjective[change]

Positive
parallel

Comparative
none

Superlative
none

These lines are prallel to each other
  1. When a line is parallel to another line, the two lines do not meet and they are the same distance from each other at every point.
    The two cars ran parallel to each other.
    Trains run along parallel rails.


Noun[change]

Singular
parallel

Plural
parallels

  1. A similarity between two things.
    I see a parallel between John and Beth - they both like to play with toy cars.

Verb[change]

Plain form
parallel

Third-person singular
parallels

Past tense
paralleled

Past participle
paralleled

Present participle
paralleling

  1. Be similar to.
    John parallels Beth when he plays with toy cars.
  2. To be the same distant apart from each other at every point.
    Line A parallels line B.