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English definition of “parallel”

parallel

adjective (POSITION)    /ˈpær.ə.lel/ US  /ˈper-/
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
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