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Synonyms for parallel
ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. analogue, analog, parallel(noun)

    something having the property of being analogous to something else

    analogue, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, analog, latitude

    kitty-cornered, asynchronous, catercorner, diagonal, cater-cornered, oblique-angled, bias, crabwise, nonparallel, normal, sideways, rectangular, right, orthogonal, catty-corner, cata-cornered, kitty-corner, catacorner, perpendicular, oblique, catty-cornered

  2. latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel(noun)

    an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator

    analogue, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, analog, latitude

    perpendicular, cata-cornered, catty-cornered, catercorner, catacorner, asynchronous, crabwise, catty-corner, nonparallel, diagonal, kitty-cornered, rectangular, bias, orthogonal, oblique-angled, cater-cornered, oblique, right, sideways, kitty-corner, normal

  3. parallel(adj)

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

    "parallels never meet"

    analogue, parallel of latitude, line of latitude, analog, latitude

    normal, asynchronous, perpendicular, right, catty-cornered, cater-cornered, oblique-angled, orthogonal, diagonal, catercorner, cata-cornered, sideways, catty-corner, kitty-corner, nonparallel, oblique, crabwise, rectangular, bias, catacorner, kitty-cornered

  4. parallel(adj)

    being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting

    "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"

    sideways, normal, rectangular, orthogonal, kitty-corner, nonparallel, catty-corner, right, catacorner, catty-cornered, oblique-angled, diagonal, crabwise, kitty-cornered, cater-cornered, asynchronous, catercorner, perpendicular, cata-cornered, bias, oblique

  5. parallel(verb)

    of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations

    "parallel processing"

    oblique-angled, cater-cornered, cata-cornered, kitty-cornered, catercorner, catacorner, right, crabwise, orthogonal, catty-corner, nonparallel, catty-cornered, bias, normal, asynchronous, perpendicular, oblique, kitty-corner, diagonal, sideways, rectangular

  6. parallel(verb)

    be parallel to

    "Their roles are paralleled by ours"

    duplicate, twin, collimate

    bias, normal, cater-cornered, asynchronous, catacorner, right, nonparallel, oblique, orthogonal, sideways, catty-cornered, catty-corner, crabwise, cata-cornered, rectangular, kitty-cornered, diagonal, catercorner, oblique-angled, perpendicular, kitty-corner

  7. parallel, collimate(verb)

    make or place parallel to something

    "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"

    duplicate, twin, collimate

    perpendicular, diagonal, kitty-cornered, rectangular, kitty-corner, cata-cornered, orthogonal, catty-cornered, catercorner, right, normal, bias, catacorner, cater-cornered, oblique-angled, nonparallel, sideways, oblique, crabwise, catty-corner, asynchronous

  8. twin, duplicate, parallel(verb)

    duplicate or match

    "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

    pair, twin, collimate, reduplicate, double, duplicate, repeat, couple, replicate, match, mate

    catty-cornered, asynchronous, catacorner, oblique-angled, catty-corner, normal, oblique, orthogonal, right, cater-cornered, perpendicular, crabwise, kitty-corner, sideways, bias, rectangular, diagonal, cata-cornered, catercorner, nonparallel, kitty-cornered


  1. parallel(noun)

    perpendicular, skew, serial

  2. parallel(noun)

    Equally distant from one another at all points.

    The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  3. parallel(noun)

    Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with to.

    The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  4. parallel(noun)

    said of a pair of lines: that they either do not intersect or they coincide\uE0009575

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  5. parallel(adjective)

    Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time

    a parallel algorithm

    perpendicular, skew, serial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. parallel

    correspondent, congruous, correlative, analogous, concurrent, equidistant

    different, opposed, incongruous, irrelative, unanalogous, divergent, contrariant

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. parallel(a.)

    equidistant throughout (as lines)

  2. parallel(a.)

    in conformity, in harmony, in accordance

  3. parallel(a.)

    like, similar, analogous, resembling, allied, of a piece

  4. parallel(n.)

    parallel line

  5. parallel(n.)

    resemblance, similarity, likeness

  6. parallel(n.)


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. parallel(a)

    like, similar, equal, analogous

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How to use parallel in a sentence?

  1. Mike Pompeo:

    The establishment of peaceful relations between the countries, increased security assurances to North Korea and its people, and finally, denuclearization, each of those needs to be conducted in parallel … and we need to work on those efforts simultaneously.

  2. Richard Isaacson:

    While this was a longer-term study, these results parallel findings from our clinical research in the Alzheimer's Prevention Clinic, where people who made dietary and other lifestyle changes showed cognitive improvements in 18 months, future studies will help to clarify how long a person needs to make a dietary change before seeing an impact on cognitive outcomes.

  3. Sebastian Kurz:

    Political Islam's parallel societies and radicalizing tendencies have no place in our country.

  4. Richmond President Jeffrey Lacker:

    I think our real economies are linked less than you would think from the extent to which our equity markets seem to have moved in parallel with movements in their exchange rate and their equity markets.

  5. Martha Barcena:

    We don't need changes in the text of the USMCA. We think they can be solved with the current text, and with parallel agreements.

Translations for parallel

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  • موازيArabic
  • paral·lelCatalan, Valencian
  • paralélní, rovnoběžný, rovnoběžkaCzech
  • Parallele, parallel, Breitengrad, zu, BreitenkreisGerman
  • παράλληλος, παραλληλίζω, παράλληλαGreek
  • paralela, paraleloEsperanto
  • paraleloSpanish
  • rööpneEstonian
  • samansuuntainen, suuntainen, samansuuntaisesti, leveyspiiri, suuntaisesti, rinnakkainen, rinnastaa, yhdensuuntainenFinnish
  • à, parallèle, parallèlementFrench
  • מקביל, הִקְבִּיל, קו רוחב, מקבילים, השווהHebrew
  • समानान्तरHindi
  • párhuzamos vonal, szélességi kör, párhuzamos, szélességi fokHungarian
  • զուգահեռ, զուգահեռականArmenian
  • samhliðaIcelandic
  • parallelamente, paralleloItalian
  • 並列, 緯線, 平行Japanese
  • 갋다, 견주다, 나란하다, 평행의Korean
  • whakararaMāori
  • breddegrad, breddegradssirkelNorwegian
  • evenwijdig, parallel, evenwijdige, met, breedtegraadDutch
  • breidegradssirkel, breiddegradNorwegian Nynorsk
  • parallell, paralleltNorwegian
  • równoległy, równolegle, równoleżnikPolish
  • paralelo, paralelamentePortuguese
  • paralelRomanian
  • параллель, паралле́льный, паралле́льноRussian
  • parallell, liknas vidSwedish
  • song song, tương đôngVietnamese

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