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Parrallel Meaning and Definition

By Tayyaba Rehman — Published on February 4, 2024
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Parallel Definitions

Extending in the same direction, equidistant at all points, and never converging or diverging.
The train tracks run parallel to the highway.
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Geometry: Parallel lines are straight lines that run side by side and never meet.
In geometry, we learned that parallel lines never intersect.
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Coordinate Lines: On a map, parallel refers to lines of latitude.
The city lies on the 45th parallel north.
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Similarity: Parallel can describe events or situations that are very similar to each other.
His life story runs parallel to hers.
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Concurrent: Parallel events happen at the same time.
The two projects were running in parallel.
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Comparison: Parallel can mean a resemblance or similarity between two things.
She drew a parallel between the two novels.
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Equivalent Path: Parallel paths or courses follow the same direction but are separate.
Their careers took parallel paths.
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Electronics: In electronics, parallel circuits have components connected alongside each other.
He connected the batteries in parallel.
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Computing: Parallel processing involves simultaneous data processing.
The computer uses parallel processing for efficiency.
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Correspondence: Parallel can refer to a direct correspondence or similarity.
The novel's theme has a parallel in real life.
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Alignment: Parallel suggests alignment or being consistently equidistant.
The rows of corn were planted in perfect parallel lines.
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Being an equal distance apart everywhere
Dancers in two parallel rows. See Usage Note at absolute.
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Of, relating to, or designating two or more straight coplanar lines that do not intersect.
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Of, relating to, or designating two or more planes that do not intersect.
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Of, relating to, or designating a line and a plane that do not intersect.
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Of, relating to, or designating curves or surfaces everywhere equidistant.
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Having comparable parts, analogous aspects, or readily recognized similarities
The parallel lives of two contemporaries.
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Having the same tendency or direction
Parallel motives and aims.
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(Grammar) Having identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
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Moving in the same direction at a fixed interval
Parallel motion.
Parallel fifths.
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Having the same tonic. Used of scales and keys
C minor is the parallel minor scale of C major.
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(Electronics) Denoting a circuit or part of a circuit connected in parallel.
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Of or relating to the simultaneous transmission of all the bits of a byte over separate wires
A parallel port.
A parallel interface.
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Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
Parallel processing.
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In a parallel relationship or manner
A road and a railway that run parallel.
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(Mathematics) One of a set of parallel geometric figures, such as lines or planes.
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One that closely resembles or is analogous to another
A unique event, without parallel in history.
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A comparison indicating likeness; an analogy.
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The condition of being parallel; near similarity or exact agreement in particulars; parallelism.
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Any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the equator.
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(Printing) A sign indicating material referred to in a note or reference.
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(Electronics) An arrangement of components in a circuit that splits the current into two or more paths. Used chiefly in the phrase in parallel.
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To make or place parallel to something else
Paralleled the ditch to the highway.
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To be or extend parallel to
A trail that parallels the crater rim.
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To be similar or analogous to
Claimed that fetal development parallels the evolution of the species.
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To be or provide an equal for; match.
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To show to be analogous; compare or liken
Critics who have paralleled the novel's plot to an ancient myth.
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Equally distant from one another at all points.
The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.
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Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
The two railway lines are parallel.
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Either not intersecting, or coinciding.
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(computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time.
A parallel algorithm
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With a parallel relationship.
The road runs parallel to the canal.
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One of a set of parallel lines.
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Direction conformable to that of another line.
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A line of latitude.
The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
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An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
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Something identical or similar in essential respects.
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A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
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(military) 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.
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(printing) 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.
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To construct or place something parallel to something else.
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Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
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Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
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To compare or liken something to something else.
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To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
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To equal; to match; to correspond to.
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To produce or adduce as a parallel.
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Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
Revolutions . . . parallel to the equinoctial.
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Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with.
When honor runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it can not be too much cherished.
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Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.
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A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
Who made the spider parallels design,Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ?
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Direction conformable to that of another line,
Lines that from their parallel decline.
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Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
Twixt earthly females and the moonAll parallels exactly run.
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A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
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Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
None but thyself can be thy parallel.
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One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the counry was divided into North and South at the 38th parallel.
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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.
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A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
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That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series.
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To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.
The needle . . . doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
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Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
His life is paralleledEven with the stroke and line of his great justice.
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To equal; to match; to correspond to.
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To produce or adduce as a parallel.
My young remembrance can not parallelA fellow to it.
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To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
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Something having the property of being analogous to something else
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An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
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Be parallel to;
Their roles are paralleled by ours
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Make or place parallel to something;
They paralleled the ditch to the highway
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Duplicate or match;
The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse
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Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting;
Parallel lines never converge
Concentric circles are parallel
Dancers in two parallel rows
The axes are perpendicular to each other
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Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations;
Parallel processing
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Parallel Sentences

Their stories have several parallel aspects.
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The athletes ran in parallel lanes.
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The twin brothers lived parallel lives.
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The river flows parallel to the border.
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The parallel development of technology in different countries is interesting.
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The parallel universe concept is fascinating in science fiction.
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Parallel lines have equal distance between them.
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The two roads run parallel to each other.
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In art class, we drew parallel lines.
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Parallel evolution occurs in different species with similar environments.
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Parallel parking can be tricky for new drivers.
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The wires were laid in parallel along the wall.
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They worked in parallel to finish the project faster.
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She explained the parallel themes in the two poems.
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In math, we studied how to graph parallel lines.
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Parallel Idioms & Phrases

A parallel mirror

A situation or person that closely resembles or reflects another.
His son was a parallel mirror of him in both looks and temperament.
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In parallel worlds

Existing in or experiencing very different situations or realities.
Despite being siblings, they lived as if in parallel worlds.
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Parallel lines meet

An expression indicating that two very unlikely events or situations have occurred.
It was like parallel lines meet when the two rivals finally agreed on something.
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Parallel by nature

Having similar characteristics or qualities inherently.
Their ideas were parallel by nature, focusing on the same principles.
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To draw parallel lines

To establish similarities or comparisons between two different things.
The historian drew parallel lines between ancient and modern democracies.
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To walk a parallel path

To pursue a course of action or a journey that is similar to someone else's.
Though they worked in different fields, their careers walked a parallel path.
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To travel on parallel tracks

To progress in a similar direction or manner as someone else.
The two companies, though competitors, traveled on parallel tracks in innovation.
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To cast a parallel shadow

To have a similar influence or effect as someone or something else.
Her work in the community cast a parallel shadow to her mother’s.
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To set in parallel motion

To initiate two or more processes or activities simultaneously with a similar aim.
The government set in parallel motion the plans for economic and educational reform.
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Caught in parallel

Being in a situation that runs concurrently with another, often complicating matters.
He was caught in parallel, balancing work commitments with personal challenges.
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Parallel in thought

Sharing a similar way of thinking or perspective.
They were parallel in thought when it came to the company’s future.
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A parallel universe

A situation or circumstance that is vastly different from what is typical or expected.
Living in the secluded village felt like being in a parallel universe.
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A parallel journey

A path or experience that runs alongside or similarly to another’s.
They found their lives taking a parallel journey after graduating.
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To parallel the past

To closely resemble or mimic a situation or event from the past.
His political rise paralleled the past, echoing a similar story from history.
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To speak in parallel terms

To express oneself in a way that aligns or corresponds with someone else’s expressions.
They spoke in parallel terms, using similar language and concepts.
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Parallel at heart

Having the same core intentions or beliefs despite different appearances.
The two charities were parallel at heart, both aiming to support community development.
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Parallel in fate

Sharing a similar destiny or outcome.
The two ancient cities were parallel in fate, both lost to time.
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To bridge parallel worlds

To connect or bring together two very different situations or groups.
Her music had the power to bridge parallel worlds, appealing to diverse audiences.
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Parallel at the crossroads

Facing similar decisive moments or choices.
They found themselves parallel at the crossroads, each considering a major career change.
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To weave a parallel narrative

To create or tell a story that runs simultaneously and similarly to another.
The novel weaves a parallel narrative, exploring two characters’ lives in different eras.
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Parallel FAQs

What is a stressed syllable in parallel?

The first syllable "par" is the stressed syllable in "parallel."
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How is parallel used in a sentence?

Example: "The two lines run parallel to each other."
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How do we divide parallel into syllables?

"Parallel" is divided into syllables as "par-al-lel."
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What is the root word of parallel?

The root word of "parallel" is the Greek "parallēlos."
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Why is it called parallel?

"Parallel" comes from the Greek "parallēlos," meaning "beside one another," from "para-" (beside) and "allēlōn" (of one another).
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How many syllables are in parallel?

There are three syllables in "parallel."
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What is the second form of parallel?

The second form (past tense) of "parallel" is "paralleled."
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What is the third form of parallel?

The third form (past participle) of "parallel" is "paralleled."
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What is the first form of parallel?

The first form (base form) of "parallel" is "parallel."
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What part of speech is parallel?

"Parallel" can be used as both a noun and a verb.
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What is the verb form of parallel?

The verb form of "parallel" is also "parallel," as in "to parallel something."
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What is the pronunciation of parallel?

"Parallel" is pronounced as /ˈpær.ə.lel/.
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Is parallel an abstract noun?

"Parallel" is not typically considered an abstract noun.
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Is parallel a countable noun?

As a noun, "parallel" can be countable.
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Is the parallel term a metaphor?

"Parallel" can be used metaphorically in certain contexts.
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Is the word “parallel” a Direct object or an Indirect object?

"Parallel" can be a direct object when used as a noun.
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Is parallel a collective noun?

No, "parallel" is not a collective noun.
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Which vowel is used before parallel?

Any vowel can precede "parallel" depending on the context.
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What is another term for parallel?

Another term for "parallel" is "concurrent."
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Is parallel a noun or adjective?

"Parallel" can be a noun, adjective, and a verb.
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Is parallel a negative or positive word?

"Parallel" is neutral; it is neither inherently negative nor positive.
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Which conjunction is used with parallel?

Conjunctions like "and" or "or" can be used in sentences with "parallel."
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Which determiner is used with parallel?

Determiners like "a," "the," or "this" can be used with "parallel."
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What is the singular form of parallel?

As a noun and verb, "parallel" is the same in singular form.
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What is the plural form of parallel?

The plural form is "parallels."
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What is the opposite of parallel?

The opposite of "parallel" could be "perpendicular" or "intersecting."
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Is parallel an adverb?

No, "parallel" is not an adverb.
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Is parallel a vowel or consonant?

"Parallel" is a word, not a vowel or consonant.
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Is the word parallel imperative?

"Parallel" can be used in an imperative form when it's a verb, as in "Parallel these lines."
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Is the word parallel Gerund?

The gerund form of "parallel" is "paralleling."
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Which preposition is used with parallel?

Prepositions like "to" or "with" can be used with "parallel."
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Which article is used with parallel?

Both "the" and "a" can be used with "parallel," depending on the context.
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