Meaning of parallel

Definition of parallel

(adj) being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows"
of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing"
(noun) something having the property of being analogous to something else
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
(mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes); "parallels never meet"
(verb) be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours"
make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"

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