adj.平行的,相同的,类似的,并联的 n.平行线,平行面,类似,相似物 v.相应,平行
动词过去式:paralleled/parallelled 过去分词:paralleled/parallelled 现在分词:paralleling/parallelling 第三人称单数:parallels/parallels
1 (a) (of two or more lines) having the same distance between each other at every point （指至少两条线）平行的
*parallel lines 平行线. =>illus at converge 见converge插图.
(b) [pred 作表语] ~ to/with sth (of a line) having this relationship with another one （指一条线）与另一条线平行
*The road runs parallel with the railway. 该公路与铁路平行.* The road and the railway are parallel to each other. 该公路与铁路相互平行.
2 exactly corresponding; similar 相对应的; 相同的; 类似的
*a parallel case, career, development 相同的事例、职业、发展.
1 [C] (also ,parallel `line) line that is parallel to another 平行线.
2 (also ,parallel of `latitude) [C] imaginary line on the earth's surface, or a corresponding line on a map, parallel to and passing through all points the same distance north or south of the equator （地球或地图的）纬线, 纬度圈
*the 49th parallel 第49纬度线.
3 [C, U] person, situation, event, etc that is exactly similar to another 极相似的人、情况、事情等
*a career without parallel in modern times 当代无匹的业迹.
(a) comparison (used esp in the expression shown) 对比, 比较（尤用于以下示例）:draw a parallel between A and B 把A和B相比较.(b) similarity 相似处
*I see parallels between the two cases. 我看这两种情况有相似处.
5 (idm 习语) in parallel (of an electric current) having the negative terminals attached to one conductor and the positive ones to another （指电流）并联. Cf 参看 series 2.
v [Tn esp passive 尤用于被动语态]
1 be equal to (sth); match (sth) 与（某事物）相当, 相匹敌:His performance has never been paralleled. 他的表演举世无匹.
2 be comparable or similar to (sth) 可与（某事物）相比; 与（某事物）相似
*Her experiences parallel mine in many instances. 她的经历多与我的相似.
1. The road runs parallel with the railway. 该公路与铁路平行.
2. Neither the people who own stock in the company, nor the officers of the 220 banks that provided history's biggest loan, nor the 3,000 journalists trying to imagine three parallel tunnels beneath 100 feet of water and 130 feet of clay. 不论是公司的股票持有人，还是提供了历史上最大贷款的220家银行的官员们，或者是3,000名记者，都无一例外。记者们只可尽力想像水下100英尺、泥土下130英尺的三条并行的隧道的状况。