HyperDic: parallel

English > 8 senses of the word parallel:
ADJECTIVEallparallelbeing everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
allparallelof or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
NOUNattributeparallel, analogue, analogsomething having the property of being analogous to something else
locationparallel, latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitudean imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
shapeparallel(mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes)
VERBstativeparallelbe parallel to
changeparallel, collimatemake or place parallel to something
stativeparallel, twin, duplicateduplicate or match
parallel > pronunciation
Soundspeh'rahleh.l
RhymesAix-la-Chapelle ... zinfandel / Zinfandel: 95 rhymes with ehl...
English > parallel: 8 senses > adjective 1
Meaningeverywhere equidistant and not intersecting.
Examples
  • "parallel lines never converge"
  • "concentric circles are parallel"
  • "dancers in two parallel rows"
Narrowerantiparallel(especially of vectors) parallel but oppositely directed
collateralsituated or running side by side
nonconvergent, nonintersecting(of lines, planes, or surfaces) never / never meeting / meeting or crossing
See alsocomparableable to be compared or worthy of comparison
symmetrical, symmetricHaving similarity in size, shape, and relative position of corresponding / corresponding parts
Oppositeobliqueslanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled
perpendicularintersecting at or forming right angles
Spanishparalela, paralelo
Catalanparal·lel
English > parallel: 8 senses > adjective 2
MeaningOf or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations.
Example"parallel processing"
Categorycomputer science, computingThe branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
Broadersynchronous, synchronal, synchronicOccurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase
Spanishparalelo, simultáneo
Catalanparal·lel
English > parallel: 8 senses > noun 1, attribute
MeaningSomething having the property of being analogous to something else.
Synonymsanalogue, analog
NarrowerechoA close parallel of a feeling, idea, style, etc.
BroadersimilarityThe quality of being similar
Spanishanálogo
Catalananàleg, analògic
Verbsparallelbe parallel to
English > parallel: 8 senses > noun 2, location
MeaningAn imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator.
Synonymslatitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude
Narrowerhorse latitudeEither of two belts or regions near 30 degrees north or 30 degrees south
polar circleA line of latitude at the north or south poles
tropicEither of two parallels of latitude about 23.5 degrees to the north and south of the equator representing the points farthest north and south at which the sun can shine directly overhead and constituting the boundaries of the Torrid Zone or tropics
BroaderlineA spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent
Spanishlatitud, paralelo
Catalanlatitud, paral·lel
English > parallel: 8 senses > noun 3, shape
Meaning(mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes).
Example"parallels never meet"
Categorymathematics, math, mathsA science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic / logic of quantity and shape and arrangement
BroaderfigureA combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape
English > parallel: 8 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningBe parallel to.
PatternSomething ----s something
Example"Their roles are paralleled by ours"
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Nounsparallelsomething having the property of being analogous to something else
English > parallel: 8 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningmake or place parallel to something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Example"They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
Synonymcollimate
Broaderchange, alter, modifyCause to change
English > parallel: 8 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaningduplicate or match.
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymstwin, duplicate
Broadermatch, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agreesatisfy a condition or restriction
Spanishduplicar, hacer un paralelo, hermanar, reflejar

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