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Definitions of parallel

  1. something having the property of being analogous to something else Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  2. duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  3. (computer science) of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  4. an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  5. being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  6. be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  7. make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  8. of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  9. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes. Webster Dictionary DB
  10. Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage. Webster Dictionary DB
  11. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc. Webster Dictionary DB
  12. Direction conformable to that of another line, Webster Dictionary DB
  13. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like. Webster Dictionary DB
  21. To produce or adduce as a parallel. Webster Dictionary DB
  22. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. Lying side by side; extended in the same direction and equally distant from each other at all points; as, parallel lines; having the same course; similar; corresponding. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  26. A line equally distant at all points from another line; resemblance. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  27. To place or lay in the same direction, equally distant at all points; correspond to; equal. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  28. Side by side: (geom.) extended in the same direction and equidistant in all parts: with the same direction or tendency: running in accordance with: resembling in all essential points: like or similar. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  29. A line always equidistant from another: a line marking latitude: likeness: a comparison: counterpart: (mil.) in pl. the trenches, generally dug parallel with the outline of the fortress. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  30. To place so as to be parallel: to correspond to:-pr.p. paralleling or or parallelling; pa.p. paralleled or parallelled. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  31. A line equidistant at every point from another; likeness. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  32. Equally distant at every point; similar in direction or aim. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  33. To correspond to. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  34. To be a parallel for; place parallel to, or in comparison with. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  35. Extending or lying in the same direction. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. Having a like course; similar. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A line extending in the same direction with and equidistant at all points from another line. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. Essential likeness; something like or equal to another; a match. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  39. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; having the same direction or tendency; running in accordance with something; resembling in essential particulars; similar. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  40. Trenches in front of a fortified place parallel to the defences. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  41. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; circles on the terrestrial sphere parallel to the equator; direction conformable to that of another line; likeness; comparison; a counterpart. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  42. To place parallel; to equal; to correspond to; to be equal to; to compare. Parallel ruler, a mathematical instrument formed of two equal rulers, movable about joints, but always remaining parallel. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  43. To equal; to match; to correspond to. Webster Dictionary DB
  44. Lying side by side, and having always an equal distance from one another; having the same direction; equal in all essential points; like; similar. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  45. A line which is equidistant from another line throughout its whole length; a line on the globe marking latitude; anything equal to another in all essentia] particulars; resemblance; a comparison made. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  46. To place or set so as to be parallel; to equal; to resemble; to compare. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  47. For two lines of street railway to be "parallel," within the meaning of a statute, It may not be necessary that the two lines should be parallel for the whole length of each or either route. Exact parallelism is not contemplated. Cron- in v. Highland St. Ry. Co., 144 Mass. 254, 10 N. E. 833. And see East St. Louis Connecting Ry. Co. v. Jarvis, 92 Fed. 735, 34 C. C. A. 639; Louisville & N. R. Co. v. Kentucky, 161 U. S. 677, 16 Sup. Ct 714, 40 L. Ed. 849. thelawdictionary.org
  48. Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance with; tending to the same result; -- used with to and with. mso.anu.edu.au
  49. par'al-lel, adj. side by side: (geom.) extended in the same direction and equi-distant in all parts: with the same direction or tendency: running in accordance with: resembling in all essential points: like or similar.--n. a line equi-distant from another at all points: a line drawn across a map or round a globe at right angles to the axis, marking latitude: likeness: a comparison: counterpart: (pl.) trenches, dug parallel to the outline of a besieged fortress to protect the besiegers (mil.).--v.t. to place so as to be parallel: to correspond, or to make to correspond, to:--pr.p. par'alleling or par'allelling; pa.p. par'alleled or par'allelled.--n. PAR'ALLELISM, state of being parallel: resemblance: comparison: likeness of form or meaning, as of two statements, clauses, or verses.--adj. PARALLELIS'TIC, of the nature of, or involving, parallelism.--adv. PAR'ALLELLY.--PARALLEL BARS, a pair of bars securely fixed, 4 to 6 feet above the ground, and aboutfeet apart, used in gymnastics to strengthen the arms; PARALLEL FORCES, forces which act in parallel lines, having a single resultant, readily found by the method of moments; PARALLEL MOTION, a name given to any linkage by which circular motion may be changed into straight-line motion; PARALLEL RULERS, a mathematical instrument for drawing parallel lines. [Fr.,--L. parallelus--Gr. parall[=e]los--para, beside, all[=e]l[=o]n, of one another--allos, another.] gutenberg.org/ebooks/37683
  50. (Of lines &c.) continuously equidistant; p. bars, pair of p. bars supported on posts for gymnastic exercises; p. ruler, two rulers connected by pivoted cross-pieces, for drawing parallel lines; (fig.) precisely similar, analogous, or corresponding. (N.) p. (of latitude), each of the p. circles marking degrees of latitude on earth\'s surface in map, as the 49th p.; (Mil.) trench p. to general face of works attacked; person, thing, precisely analogous to another; p. position; comparison, as draw a p. between (two things); two p. lines (ii) as reference-mark. [French] Concise Oxford Dictionary
  51. (-1-). Represent as similar, compare, (things, one with another); find, mention, something parallel or corresponding to; be parallel, correspond, to. Concise Oxford Dictionary
  52. (Mil.) Large trench with covering parapet embracing the fronts of a fortification to be attacked, and serving as a communication between the different approaches. Glossary of terms and phrases - Percy
  53. n. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line;—one of the circles upon a globe parallel to the equator, and used for marking the latitude;—conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points ; resemblance; likeness;—a comparison made;—counterpart;—a wide trench affording the besieging troops a free covered communication between their various batteries and approaches;—a sign of reference, used to direct attention to notes in the margin or at the foot of a page. Cabinet Dictionary

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