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parallel

adjective

Synonym Discussion of parallel

similar, analogous, parallel mean closely resembling each other. similar implies the possibility of being mistaken for each other.
    • all the houses in the development are similar
analogous applies to things belonging in essentially different categories but nevertheless having many similarities.
    • analogous political systems
parallel suggests a marked likeness in the development of two things.
    • the parallel careers of two movie stars

parallel

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of parallel

  1. 1 a point which two or more things share in common her professor pointed out some parallels between the two novels Synonyms of parallel commonality, common denominator, congruity, correspondence, similarity, resemblance, similitudeWords Related to parallel counterpart, equal, equivalent; analogy; homologyNear Antonyms of parallel difference, discrepancy; deviance, divergence, incongruence, incongruity; change, modification, variationAntonyms of parallel dissimilarity

  2. 2 one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value an advance that is without parallel in the history of virology Synonyms of parallel coequal, compeer, coordinate, counterpart, equivalent, fellow, like, match, equal, peer, rivalWords Related to parallel analogue (or analog); double, half, mate, twin; associate, colleague, companion, copartner, partner; competitor


parallel

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of parallel

  1. to be the exact counterpart of developments in the television show paralleled those in the lead actor's real life Synonyms of parallel correspond (to), equal, matchWords Related to parallel blend (with), conform (to), coordinate (with), go (with), harmonize (with); complement, supplement; counterbalance, counterpoise; echo, image, mirror, repeat; add up (to), amount (to), approach, come (to), near; measure (up), partake (of), rival, suggest



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