Definitions of parallel

  1. 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.
  2. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
  3. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
  4. To place or lay in the same direction, equally distant at all points; correspond to; equal.
  5. To place so as to be parallel: to correspond to:- pr. p. paralleling or or parallelling; pa. p. paralleled or parallelled.
  6. To correspond to.
  7. To be a parallel for; place parallel to, or in comparison with.
  8. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
  9. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
  10. be parallel to; " Their roles are paralleled by ours"
  11. make or place parallel to something; " They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
  12. To place parallel; to equal; to correspond to; to be equal to; to compare. Parallel ruler, a mathematical instrument formed of two equal rulers, movable about joints, but always remaining parallel.
  13. To place or set so as to be parallel; to equal; to resemble; to compare.
  14. Trenches in front of a fortified place parallel to the defences.
  15. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
  16. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
  17. Direction conformable to that of another line,
  18. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
  19. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
  20. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series.
  24. A line equally distant at all points from another line; resemblance.
  25. A line always equidistant from another: a line marking latitude: likeness: a comparison: counterpart: ( mil.) in pl. the trenches, generally dug parallel with the outline of the fortress.
  26. A line equidistant at every point from another; likeness.
  27. A line extending in the same direction with and equidistant at all points from another line.
  28. Essential likeness; something like or equal to another; a match.
  29. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; circles on the terrestrial sphere parallel to the equator; direction conformable to that of another line; likeness; comparison; a counterpart.
  30. A line which is equidistant from another line throughout its whole length; a line on the globe marking latitude; anything equal to another in all essentia] particulars; resemblance; a comparison made.
  31. ( computer science) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; " parallel processing"
  32. of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; " parallel processing"
  33. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
  34. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance ( with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with.
  35. Lying side by side; extended in the same direction and equally distant from each other at all points; as, parallel lines; having the same course; similar; corresponding.
  36. Side by side: ( geom.) extended in the same direction and equidistant in all parts: with the same direction or tendency: running in accordance with: resembling in all essential points: like or similar.
  37. Equally distant at every point; similar in direction or aim.
  38. Extending or lying in the same direction.
  39. Having a like course; similar.
  40. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; having the same direction or tendency; running in accordance with something; resembling in essential particulars; similar.
  41. Lying side by side, and having always an equal distance from one another; having the same direction; equal in all essential points; like; similar.
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