## PARALLEL

### Parallel

In geometry,**parallel**lines are lines in a plane which do not meet. The assumed existence and properties of

**parallel lines**are the basis of Euclid's parallel postulate. Two lines in a plane that do not intersect or touch at any point are said to be parallel. By extension, a line and a plane, or two planes, in three-dimensional Euclidean space that do not share a point are said to be parallel.

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### parallel

#### Noun

- One of a set of parallel lines.
- Direction conformable to that of another line.
- A line of latitude.
*The 31st***parallel**passes through the center of my town.

- An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
- Something identical or similar in essential respects.
- A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
*Johnson's***parallel**between Dryden and Pope

- One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
- A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines, used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.

#### Verb

- To construct or place something parallel to something else.
- Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
- Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
- To compare or liken something to something else.
- To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
- To equal; to match; to correspond to.
- To produce or adduce as a parallel.

#### Adjective

- Equally distant from one another at all points.
*The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are***parallel**.

- Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
*The railway line runs***parallel**to the road.*The two railway lines are***parallel**.

*said of a pair of lines:*that they either do not intersect or they coincide- Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
*a***parallel**algorithm

#### Adverb

- With a parallel relationship.
- The road runs
**parallel**with the canal.

- The road runs

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