Definition Of parallel


(of lines, planes, surfaces, or objects) side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

parallel lines never meet

(of something extending in a line) be side by side with (something extending in a line), always keeping the same distance.

a big concrete gutter that paralleled the road

a person or thing that is similar or analogous to another.

a challenge that has no parallel in peacetime this century

each of the imaginary parallel circles of constant latitude on the earth's surface.

Central Australia was a formally separate entity from the rest of the Territory, marked by the twentieth parallel of latitude .

two parallel lines (‖) as a reference mark.

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Example Of parallel

  • A parallel data processing system is provided for increasing the program execution rate of a target machine.

  • A careful examination of the Deuteronomic history suggests that historical echoes parallel the textual.

  • A DVD drive doesn't need 150 mb/sec of bandwidth, so parallel ATA performance is good enough.

  • About four and a half miles down this road, just as it begins to parallel the glen itself, you'll see a river.

  • Articulated vehicles must necessarily swing out and into the second lane of M50 traffic in order to execute their turn to parallel the line of traffic into which they merge.

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