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parallel

adjective
 
 
/ˈpærəlel/
SAME DISTANCE If two or more lines are parallel, the distance between them is the same along all their length: The streets are parallel.Describing angles, lines and orientations
SIMILAR similar and happening at the same time: Parallel experiments are being conducted in both countries.Similar and the sameDescribing people with the same qualitiesSimultaneous and consecutiveOrder and sequence
Translations of “parallel”
in Korean 평행하는…
in Arabic مُتَوازٍ…
in French parallèle (à), similaire…
in Turkish paralel, benzer, aynı anda olan…
in Italian parallelo…
in Chinese (Traditional) 位置, 平行的…
in Russian параллельный, аналогичный…
in Polish równoległy, analogiczny…
in Spanish paralelo (a), paralelo, análogo…
in Portuguese paralelo…
in German parallel, entsprechend…
in Catalan paral·lel…
in Japanese 平行した…
in Chinese (Simplified) 位置, 平行的…
(Definition of parallel adjective from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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