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parallel

noun (POSITION)    /ˈpær.ə.lel/ US  /ˈper-/
parallel (line) a line that is always at the same distance from another line Describing angles, lines and orientations one of a number of imaginary lines around the Earth always at the same distance from the equator : Cambridge lies near the 52nd parallel.Continents and regions of the worldCountry namesCountry and nation in parallel specialized If two or more parts of an electrical system are in parallel, they are arranged in a way that means they both receive the same amount of electricity .Electrical components and circuitry
(Definition of parallel noun (POSITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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