a relationship or similarity between two things, especially things that exist or happen in different places or at different times
Entering the world of fine art, she found many parallels with the world of fashion.
There are many parallels between Yeats and the Romantic poets.
books that attempt to draw parallels between brains and computers
together with and at the same time as something else:
She wanted to pursue her own career in parallel with her husband's.
be greater, better, worse etc than anything else:
The poverty of hill farmers had no parallel.
an imaginary line drawn on a map of the Earth, that is parallel to the equator:
the 38th parallel