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  1. One of a set of parallel lines.
  2. A line of latitude.
The 31st 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
  • Dutch: breedtegraad
  • German: Parallele
  • French: parallèle(fr)m
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.
    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 to the road.
    • Dutch: evenwijdig, evenwijdige, parallel, parallelle
    • French: parallèle í 
    • German: parallel zu
    • Italian: parallelo(it)
    • Spanish: paralelo
    Etymology: From Ancient Greek < + á

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