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verb [transitive] parallel pronunciation in British English /ˈpærəlel/
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present tense
present participleparalleling
past tenseparalleled
past participleparalleled
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  1. 2
    to be equal to something else
    US naval and air superiority was paralleled by Soviet superiority in land-based missile systems.
  2. 3
    if one thing parallels another, they are the same distance apart at every point along their whole length
    The road paralleled the stream for fifty miles before veering to the north.


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