What is another word for parallel?

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

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  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 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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How to use parallel in a sentence?

  1. Szabolcs Panyi:

    There are parallel realities existing right now in Hungary, one half of Hungarian society, [which] is consuming state media, sees Orban as a savior who is protecting Hungary from the western global liberal elite.

  2. James Clapper:

    The parallelism between what the Donald Trump campaign was doing and saying and what the Russians were doing and saying was remarkably parallel, particularly when it came to attacks on Hillary Clinton, all Hillary Clinton alleged physical and mental maladies, and there was almost an echo chamber between the two.

  3. Deputy Prime Minister Cevdet Yilmaz:

    If there is a parallel structure, there must be a struggle against it. This is a mass struggle and the business world must support it.

  4. Joe Uziel:

    Given the lack of a clear archaeological parallel to the stepped structure, the purpose of the staircase remains the mystery, it is certainly possible the rabbinical sources provide valuable information about structures, such as this, although for the time being there is no definitive proof.

  5. Dana Weigel:

    The exposed portion of the old arrays will still be generating power in parallel with the new arrays, but those new arrays have solar cells on them that are more efficient than our original cells, they have a higher energy density and together in combination may generate more power than what our original array, when it was new, did on its own.

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