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parallel /'pærəlel/
  • tính từ
    • song song
      • parallel to (with): song song với
    • tương đương, tương tự, giống với, ngang hàng
      • here is a parallel case: đây là một trường hợp tương tự
  • danh từ
    • đường song song
    • đường vĩ, vĩ tuyến ((cũng) parallel of latitude)
      • the 17th parallel: vĩ tuyến 17
    • (quân sự) đường hào ngang (song song với trận tuyến)
    • người tương đương, vật tương đương
      • without [a] parallel: không ai (không gì) sánh bằng
    • sự so sánh, sự tương đương
      • to draw a parallel between two things: so sánh hai vật
    • (điện học) sự mắc song song
    • dấu song song
    • ngoại động từ
      • đặt song song với; tìm tương đương với; so sánh
        • to parallel one thing with another: so sánh vật này với vật kia
      • song song với; tương đương với; ngang với, giống với
        • the road parallels the river: con đường chạy song song với con sông
      • (điện học) mắc song song
    Concise Dictionary
    +something having the property of being analogous to something else
    +an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
    +be parallel to
    +make or place parallel to something
    +duplicate or match
    +being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting
    +of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations

    Thesaurus Dictionary
    1 similar, corresponding, congruent, analogous, analogic(al), correspondent, like, matching, homologous, coordinate, equivalent, coequal, proportional, proportionate, pari passu, mutatis mutandis, in proportion, uniform; contemporary or cotemporary, contemporaneous or cotemporaneous:
    The situation in Northern Ireland could be compared with a parallel situation in Lebanon.
    2 analogue, match, homologue, equivalent, complement, counterpart, equal, coequal:
    Campbell found many parallels among the legendary heroes of other cultures
    3 analogy, parallelism, equivalence, complementarity, relationship, kinship, correspondence, resemblance, likeness, similarity, symmetry, equality, coequality, parity, correlation; proportion, balance, equiponderance, equipoise, counterbalance, offset:
    One can draw parallels between the human arm, the fish's fin, and the bird's wing. By way of parallel, consider the flood in the Bible and that in the Gilgamesh epic.
    4 correspond to or with, match, equate to or with, be likened to, correlate to or with, compare with or to, imitate, repeat, echo, iterate, reiterate, duplicate, follow, agree with; keep pace with, conform (to), balance, set off, offset, even off or up, be accompanied by, coincide with, Colloq jibe with:
    In many respects, your attitudes towards life parallel mine when I was your age. A decrease in the rate of inflation supposedly parallels a rise in interest rates.
    Advanced English Dictionary
    adjective, noun, verb
    + adjective
    1 ~ (to / with sth) two or more lines that are parallel to each other are the same distance apart at every point: parallel lines + The road and the canal are parallel to each other.
    2 very similar or taking place at the same time: a parallel career / case / development + parallel trends
    3 (computing) involving several computer operations at the same time: parallel processing
    parallel adverb: The road and the canal run parallel to each other. + The plane flew parallel to the coast.
    + noun
    1 [C, U] a person, a situation, an event, etc. that is very similar to another, especially one in a different place or time
    Synonym: EQUIVALENT
    These ideas have parallels in Freud's thought too. + This is an achievement without parallel in modern times. + This tradition has no parallel in our culture.
    2 [C, usually pl.] similar features: There are interesting parallels between the 1960s and the late 1990s. + It is possible to draw a parallel between (= find similar features in) their experience and ours.
    3 (also parallel of latitude) [C] an imaginary line around the earth that is always the same distance from the EQUATOR; this line on a map: the 49th parallel
    Idioms: in parallel (with sth/sb) with and at the same time as sth/sb else: The new degree and the existing certificate courses would run in parallel. + Ann wanted to pursue her own career in parallel with her husband's.
    + verb [VN] (written)
    1 to be similar to sth; to happen at the same time as sth: Their legal system parallels our own. + The rise in unemployment is paralleled by an increase in petty crime.
    2 to be as good as sth: a level of achievement that has never been paralleled
    Collocation Dictionary


    direct, exact | clear, close, obvious | interesting, striking


    This weather pattern of the southern hemisphere has no parallel in the north.
    | find, see | draw, make
    He drew an interesting parallel with religious practices in Japan.
    | provide


    without ~
    a speed of development without parallel in post-war Europe
    | ~ between
    a parallel between economic and cultural advancement
    | ~ in
    We found a direct parallel in the attitudes of schoolchildren in other countries.
    | ~ to
    A close parallel to this behaviour is found in dolphins.
    | ~ with
    She saw an obvious parallel with her sister's predicament.



    be, run


    exactly | nearly | roughly


    The lane is roughly parallel to the main road.
    | with
    The road runs parallel with the sea.

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