## 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

1. One of a set of parallel lines.
2. Direction conformable to that of another line.
3. A line of latitude.
The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
4. An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
5. Something identical or similar in essential respects.
6. A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
7. 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.
8. 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

1. To construct or place 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.
5. To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
6. To equal; to match; to correspond to.
7. To produce or adduce as a parallel.

1. Equally distant from one another at all points.
The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.
2. 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.
3. said of a pair of lines: that they either do not intersect or they coincide
4. Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
a parallel algorithm