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English definition of “parallel”

parallel

verb [T]     /ˈpær.ə.lel/ US  /ˈper-/
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. → Compare unparalleledSimultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequenceBeing or appearing similar or the same
(Definition of parallel verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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