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Synonyms for parallel
ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləlpar·al·lel

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  1. parallelnoun

    perpendicular, skew, serial

  2. parallelnoun

    Equally distant from one another at all points.

    The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  3. parallelnoun

    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. parallelnoun

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

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  5. paralleladjective

    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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. analogue, analog, parallelnoun

    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, parallelnoun

    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. paralleladjective

    (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. paralleladjective

    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. parallelverb

    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. parallelverb

    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, collimateverb

    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, parallelverb

    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

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. paralleladjective

    equidistant throughout (as lines)

  2. paralleladjective

    in conformity, in harmony, in accordance

  3. paralleladjective

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

  4. parallelnoun

    parallel line

  5. parallelnoun

    resemblance, similarity, likeness

  6. parallelnoun


Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. paralleladjective

    like, similar, equal, analogous

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  1. Gene Kimmelman:

    At the time the government broke up ATT, what many people don't realize is that Congress was in the process of passing legislation that would have also restructured or broken up ATT, so there was enormous parallel tracking between the Justice Department case and the congressional effort to restructure the telephone monopoly.

  2. Jeremy Lam:

    My culture is NOT your goddamn prom dress, for it to simply be subject to American consumerism and cater to a white audience is parallel to colonial ideology.

  3. Maya Kumar:

    The invention of bitcoin and the underlying blockchain [ that supports it ] has allowed us all to reimagine money, we are seeing a new parallel financial system being built in real time.

  4. Jorge Chavarro:

    I don't think there is a strong reason to believe this relation would be different in men. However, there were no men in our study so we reported exactly what we found, we do have a parallel cohort of men, but unfortunately we do not have information on mode of delivery in that study.

  5. Alejandro Cremades:

    Nowadays, startups on average raise, at a seed stage, in the neighborhood of $2 million. The fact that startups will have a limit of $1 million per year will either force them to be under capitalized or conduct another type of offering in parallel to doing a Title 3 to raise the remaining capital from accredited investors, which means more costs from a legal perspective.

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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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