What is the pronunciation of parallel?
English definition of “parallel”
› If two or more lines, streets, etc. are parallel, the distance between them is the same all along their length: Draw a pair of parallel lines. Hills Road is parallel to Mill Road.Describing angles, lines and orientations
C2 [C] something very similar to something else, or a similarity between two things: I'm trying to see if there are any obvious parallels between the two cases. It would be easy to draw (= make) a parallel between the city's history and that of its theatres.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualities have no parallel (also be without parallel) › If something has no parallel or is without parallel, there is nothing similar to it or of the same high quality as it: These beautiful African churches have no parallel in Europe.Extremely good
› to happen at the same time as something else, or be similar or equal to something else: The events of the last ten days in some ways parallel those before the 1978 election. Simultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequenceBeing or appearing similar or the same