If two or more lines, streets, etc. are parallel, the distance between them is the same all along their length.平行的
The two roads are parallel.
The river is parallel to Green Street.
C2 used to describe an event or situation that happens at the same time as and/or is similar to another one同时发生的；相同的，类似的
specialized computing sending through several bits (= units) of information at a time using a link with several channels (= wires or connections)并行的
C2 [ C ] something very similar to something else, or a similarity between two things可相比拟的事物；相似之处
If something has no parallel or is without parallel, there is nothing similar to it or of the same high quality as it.无可匹敌
There are definite parallels between the two situations.
She drew a parallel between my situation and hers.
There are a number of parallels between the two incidents.
His situation is unique - there are no parallels in contemporary society.
The parallels with another very famous case are plain to see.
a line that is always at the same distance from another line平行线
one of a number of imaginary lines around the earth always at the same distance from the equator纬线
If two or more parts of an electrical system are in parallel, they are arranged in a way that means they both receive the same amount of electricity.（电路）并联的
to happen at the same time as something else, or be similar or equal to something else与…同时发生；与…相似；与…相当，比得上
in a position that is always the same distance from something else平行地
See also: parallel (line)