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parallel

adjective

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parallel

noun

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1 a point which two or more things share in common
  • her professor pointed out some parallels between the two novels

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2 one that is equal to another in status, achievement, or value
  • an advance that is without parallel in the history of virology

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parallel

verb

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to be the exact counterpart of
  • developments in the television show paralleled those in the lead actor's real life

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Adjective

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

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The first known use of parallel was in 1550

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“Parallel.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/parallel. Accessed 29 January 2020.

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