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parallel

noun (SIMILARITY)    /ˈpær.ə.lel/ US  /ˈper-/
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 town's history and that of its football club.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
(Definition of parallel noun (SIMILARITY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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