Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun parallel

3 senses of parallel

Sense 1
analogue, analog, parallel -- (something having the property of being analogous to something else)
       => similarity -- (the quality of being similar)

Sense 2
latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel -- (an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator)
       => line -- (a spatial location defined by a real or imaginary unidimensional extent)

Sense 3
parallel -- ((mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes); "parallels never meet")
       => figure -- (a combination of points and lines and planes that form a visible palpable shape)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb parallel

3 senses of parallel

Sense 1
parallel -- (be parallel to; "Their roles are paralleled by ours")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

Sense 2
parallel, collimate -- (make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway")
       => change, alter, modify -- (cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue")

Sense 3
twin, duplicate, parallel -- (duplicate or match; "The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse")
       => match, fit, correspond, check, jibe, gibe, tally, agree -- (be compatible, similar or consistent; coincide in their characteristics; "The two stories don't agree in many details"; "The handwriting checks with the signature on the check"; "The suspect's fingerprints don't match those on the gun")

Antonyms of adj parallel

2 senses of parallel

Sense 1
parallel (vs. perpendicular) (vs. oblique) -- (being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows")

perpendicular (vs. oblique) (vs. parallel) -- (intersecting at or forming right angles; "the axes are perpendicular to each other")
        => normal -- (forming a right angle)
        => orthogonal, rectangular -- (having a set of mutually perpendicular axes; meeting at right angles; "wind and sea may displace the ship's center of gravity along three orthogonal axes"; "a rectangular Cartesian coordinate system")
        => right -- (having the axis perpendicular to the base; "a right angle")
oblique (vs. parallel) (vs. perpendicular) -- (slanting or inclined in direction or course or position--neither parallel nor perpendicular nor right-angled; "the oblique rays of the winter sun"; "acute and obtuse angles are oblique angles"; "the axis of an oblique cone is not perpendicular to its base")
        => bias -- (slanting diagonally across the grain of a fabric; "a bias fold")
        => catacorner, cata-cornered, catercorner, cater-cornered, catty-corner, catty-cornered, kitty-corner, kitty-cornered -- (slanted across a polygon on a diagonal line; "set off in a catty-corner direction across the vacant lot")
        => crabwise, sideways -- ((of movement) at an angle)
        => diagonal -- (connecting two nonadjacent corners of a plane figure or any two corners of a solid that are not in the same face; "a diagonal line across the page")
        => nonparallel -- ((of e.g. lines or paths) not parallel; converging)
        => oblique-angled -- (having oblique angles)

Sense 2
parallel -- (of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing")

INDIRECT (VIA synchronous) -> asynchronous -- (not synchronous; not occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase)

Similarity of adj parallel

2 senses of parallel

Sense 1
parallel (vs. perpendicular) (vs. oblique) -- (being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting; "parallel lines never converge"; "concentric circles are parallel"; "dancers in two parallel rows")
       => antiparallel -- ((especially of vectors) parallel but oppositely directed; "antiparallel vectors")
       => collateral -- (situated or running side by side; "collateral ridges of mountains")
       => nonconvergent, nonintersecting -- ((of lines, planes, or surfaces) never meeting or crossing)
          Also See-> comparable#1; symmetrical#1, symmetric#1

Sense 2
parallel -- (of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations; "parallel processing")
       => synchronous (vs. asynchronous), synchronal, synchronic -- (occurring or existing at the same time or having the same period or phase; "recovery was synchronous with therapy"- Jour.A.M.A.; "a synchronous set of clocks"; "the synchronous action of a bird's wings in flight"; "synchronous oscillations")

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