Definition of Parallel


  • (mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
    "parallels never meet"
  • an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    - line of latitude - parallel of latitude
  • something having the property of being analogous to something else


  • duplicate or match
    "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
  • make or place parallel to something
    "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
  • be parallel to
    "Their roles are paralleled by ours"


  • of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
    "parallel processing"
  • being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
    "parallel lines never converge"
    "concentric circles are parallel"
    "dancers in two parallel rows"
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.

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Unscramble parallel

81 unscramble word found using the letters parallel.

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