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Part of Speech: Noun
Results: 16
1. Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
2. Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.
Part of Speech: noun
1. A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
2. Direction conformable to that of another line,
3. Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
4. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
5. Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
6. 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.
7. 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.
8. 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.
9. 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.
Part of Speech: verb
1. To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
Part of Speech: verb transitive
1. 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.
2. Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
3. To produce or adduce as a parallel.
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