Definition of parallel adverb from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˈpærəlel//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlel//
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  1. 1parallel (to something) two or more lines that run parallel to each other are the same distance apart at every point The road and the canal run parallel to each other. The plane flew parallel to the coast.
  2. 2parallel (to something) in a way that is very similar or takes place at the same time The team's findings run parallel to those of other researchers.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: parallel