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

      

    parallel

     verb
    verb
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəlel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlel//
     
    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they parallel
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəlel//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlel//
     
    he / she / it parallels
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəlelz//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlelz//
     
    past simple paralleled
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəleld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəleld//
     
    past participle paralleled
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəleld//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəleld//
     
    -ing form paralleling
    BrE BrE//ˈpærəlelɪŋ//
     
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlelɪŋ//
     
     
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  1. 1parallel something to be similar to something; to happen at the same time as something Their legal system parallels our own. The rise in unemployment is paralleled by an increase in petty crime.
  2. 2parallel something to be as good as something synonym equal a level of achievement that has never been paralleled compare unparalleled
  3. Word Origin mid 16th cent.: from French parallèle, via Latin from Greek parallēlos, from para- ‘alongside’ + allēlos ‘one another’.