Complete Definition of "parallel"

English

Etymology
From AGr. παράλληλος < παρά + ἄλληλος

Pronunciation
audio|en-us-parallel.ogg|Audio (US)
AHD|păr'ə-lĕl"

Adjective
en-adj|-

  1. Of two or more (straight) lines, (flat) surfaces etc: equally|Equally distant from one another at all points.

#: The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.

  1. parallel to: Of one thing, relative to another: Equally distant from at all points.

#: The railway line runs parallel to the road.

Antonyms
perpendicular, skew

Translations
trans-top|of two or more (straight) lines, (flat) surfaces etc: equally distant from one another at all points
Arabic: Arab|موازي IPAchar|(muwāzi)
Chinese: 平行 (píngxíng)
Czech: t-|cs|rovnoběžný|m
Dutch: evenwijdig, evenwijdige, parallel, parallelle
Esperanto: t-|eo|paralela|xs=Esperanto
Finnish: rinnakkainen
French: t+|fr|parallèle
German: t+|de|parallel
Greek: t|el|παράλληλος|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|מקבילים|makbilím m|p
Hungarian: t+|hu|párhuzamos
Italian: t+|it|parallelo
Japanese: 平行の (へいこうの, heikō no)
Korean: 평행의 (pyeonghaeng-ui)
Polish: t+|pl|równoległy
Portuguese: t+|pt|paralelo
Russian: параллельный (parallél’nyj)
Spanish: paralelo
Swedish: t+|sv|parallell
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trans-top|of one thing, relative to another: Equally distant from at all points
Finnish: rinnakkainen, yhdensuuntainen
French: parallèle à
German: parallel zu
Greek: t|el|παράλληλος|sc=Grek
Hebrew: he-translation|מקביל|makbíl m|s
trans-mid
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ttbc|Telugu: సమాంతరము (samaaMtaramu)

Noun
en-noun

  1. One of a set of parallel lines.
  2. A line of latitude.

#: The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.

  1. An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel

Antonyms
perpendicular, skew (?)

Translations
trans-top|one of a set of parallel lines
Czech: t-|cs|rovnoběžka|f
Dutch: evenwijdige f
German: Parallele f
Greek: t|el|παράλληλος|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|מקביל|makbíl m
Hungarian: párhuzamos vonal
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trans-top|line of latitude
Czech: t-|cs|rovnoběžka|f
Dutch: breedtegraad m
French: t+|fr|parallèle|m
Greek: t|el|παράλληλος|sc=Grek
trans-mid
Hebrew: he-translation|קו רוחב|káv rókhav m
Hungarian: szélességi fok, szélességi kör
Polish: równolężnik m
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Verb
en-verb|parallels|paralleling or parallelling (British only)|paralleled or parallelled (British only)

  1. To construct something parallel to something else.
  2. Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
  3. Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
  4. To compare or liken something to something else.

Translations
trans-top|to construct something parallel to something else
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Korean: 갋다 (''galbda, gap-)
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trans-top|of a path etc: To be parallel to something else
Hebrew: he-translation|להקביל|lehakbíl
trans-mid
Korean: 나란하다 (naran-hada)
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trans-top|of a process etc: To be analogous to something else
Hebrew: he-translation|להקביל|lehakbíl
trans-mid
Korean: 나란하다 (naran-hada)
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trans-top|to compare or liken something to something else
Greek: t|el|παραλληλίζω|sc=Grek
Hebrew: he-translation|להשוות|lehashvót
trans-mid
Korean: 견주다 (gyeonjuda)
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Related terms
parallelism
parallelogram
unparalleled

Category:1000 English basic words


German

Adjective
parallel

  1. parallel#English|parallel

#: Die Linien meines Schreibpapiers laufen exakt parallel.
#: Die eine Bahnschiene verläuft auch in der Kurve stets parallel zur anderen.

  1. Serving the same purpose, leading to the same result

#: Die Autobahn verläuft parallel zur Eisenbahn aber in ganz unterschiedlichen Biegungen und Kurven.
#: Die Eheleute hatten nichts verabredet, so haben sie parallel (zueinander) eingekauft.

Antonyms
gekreuzt, schief, windschief

Related terms
Parallele
Parallelenparalaxe
parallelisieren
Parallelogramm
Parallelverschiebung

Category:Greek derivations

ar:parallel
de:parallel
el:parallel
fa:parallel
fr:parallel
ko:parallel
io:parallel
id:parallel
it:parallel
hu:parallel
nl:parallel
pl:parallel
ru:parallel
simple:parallel
fi:parallel
ta:parallel
te:parallel
vi:parallel
tr:parallel
zh:parallel

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