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

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Wiktionary2.0 / 1 vote

  1. parallelnoun

    skew, perpendicular, serial

  2. parallelnoun

    Equally distant from one another at all points.

    The road runs parallel with the canal.

    perpendicular, serial, skew

  3. parallelverb

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

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

    skew, serial, perpendicular

  4. parallelverb

    An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel

    serial, skew, perpendicular

  5. paralleladjective

    Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time

    a parallel algorithm

    perpendicular, skew, serial

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. parallel

    correspondent, congruous, correlative, analogous, concurrent, equidistant

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

Princeton's WordNet0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  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 Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. paralleladjective

    like, similar, equal, analogous

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  1. Paton Walsh:

    The Taliban are resisting pretty clearly, iSIS, if they do emerge, will be a parallel often competing system to the Taliban, but they face a few challenges in Afghanistan, not least decades old networks of loyalty, cash and guns.

  2. Nawaz Sharif:

    Democracy, and a democratic government has to be respected, there can't be two parallel systems and two parallel governments running in a country. If that starts happening, it is catastrophic.

  3. Muammar Qaddafi:

    I am sailing out along parallel 32.5 to stress that this is the Libyan border. This is the line of death where we shall stand and fight with our backs to the wall. (On planning confrontation with US Sixth Fleet in Mediterranean)

  4. Scott Swartzwelder:

    More and more, we're finding that both in the animal models and in the clinical literature, that it does look like if you give an adolescent a certain amount of alcohol repeatedly over a certain amount of time, and you give a parallel treatment to an adult for a comparable period of time, the adolescent will have suffered more long-term negative effects than the adult.

  5. Luke Miels:

    Rather than do things sequentially, you do them in parallel, or as close to parallel as possible.

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