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parallel

1 noun
     
Related topics: Geography
par‧al‧lel1 [countable]
1 a relationship or similarity between two things, especially things that exist or happen in different places or at different times
parallel with
Entering the world of fine art, she found many parallels with the world of fashion.
parallel between
There are many parallels between Yeats and the Romantic poets.
books that attempt to draw parallels between brains and computers
2

in parallel with somebody/something

together with and at the same time as something else:
She wanted to pursue her own career in parallel with her husband's.
3

have no parallel/be without parallel

be greater, better, worse etc than anything else:
The poverty of hill farmers had no parallel.
4SG an imaginary line drawn on a map of the Earth, that is parallel to the equator:
the 38th parallel

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