parallel

[ par-uh-lel, -luhl ]
/ ˈpær əˌlɛl, -ləl /
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adjective

noun

verb (used with object), par·al·leled, par·al·lel·ing or (especially British) par·al·lelled, par·al·lel·ling.


Nearby words

  1. parallactic,
  2. parallactic ellipse,
  3. parallactic motion,
  4. parallax,
  5. parallax test,
  6. parallel bars,
  7. parallel circuit,
  8. parallel cousin,
  9. parallel cousin marriage,
  10. parallel evolution

Origin of parallel

1540–50; < Latin parallēlus < Greek parállēlos side by side, equivalent to par- par- + állēlos one another; see allo-, else

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British Dictionary definitions for parallelly

parallel

/ (ˈpærəˌlɛl) /

adjective (when postpositive, usually foll by to)

noun

verb -lels, -leling or -leled (tr)

Word Origin for parallel

C16: via French and Latin from Greek parallēlos alongside one another, from para- 1 + allēlos one another

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Word Origin and History for parallelly
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Science definitions for parallelly

parallel

[ părə-lĕl′ ]

Adjective

Of or relating to lines or surfaces that are separated everywhere from each other by the same distance.

Noun

Any of the imaginary lines encircling the Earth's surface parallel to the plane of the equator, used to represent degrees of latitude. See illustration at longitude.
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