parallel

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈpærəlɛl/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/ˈpærəˌlɛl, -ləl/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(parə lel′, -ləl)


Inflections of 'parallel' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
When both "l" and "ll" forms exist, spellings with a double "l" are correct, but rare, in US English, while those with a single "l" are not correct in UK English.
parallels
v 3rd person singular
parallelling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (Mainly UK)
paralleling
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US)
parallelled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (Mainly UK)
paralleled
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US)
parallelled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (Mainly UK)
paralleled
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US)
WordReference English Collocations © 2020

parallel

Most examples are given in US English. We have labeled exceptions as UK.
adj
  1. (somewhere in) a parallel [galaxy, world, universe, dimension]
  2. a parallel [algorithm, process, environment, version]
  3. a parallel [structure, construction, sentence]
  4. parallel [services, operations, development, processing]
  5. is on a parallel [road, street]
  6. parallel parking
  7. [arrange, set out, organize] in parallel [rows, lines]
  8. [two] parallel lines
  9. the (two) lines are parallel
  10. the [parties, companies, countries] have parallel interests
  11. computing: [use, detect, configure] a parallel [port, printer]
  12. gymnastics: [competed in, won] the parallel bars
n
  1. draw parallels between
  2. am trying to draw parallels between
  3. is a parallel for
  4. there is an interesting parallel between
  5. can draw an interesting parallel between
  6. there is no parallel in this [country, university] (for)
  7. the [athlete, concert] has no parallel
  8. can be used in parallel (with)
  9. will pursue [it] in parallel with
  10. can run in parallel (with)
  11. [circuits, batteries, components] arranged in parallel
  12. on the [19th] parallel
v
  1. parallels my own [thinking, thoughts, opinions]
  2. parallels the [logic, idea, concept] that
  3. parallels the [rise, increase] in [killings, prices, crim]
  4. [inflation, increases, changes] paralleled [price, demand, availability]
  5. that [road, street] parallels the [highway, river]
  6. [gutters, trees, parked cars] paralleled the [road]
adv
  1. [runs, operates, works] parallel to
  2. the [road] runs parallel to
  3. the [roads] run parallel [with, to] each other
  4. the highway runs parallel to the country road
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