An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (geometry)
a. parallel
Traza dos líneas verticales paralelas, a cinco centímetros de distancia, y una horizontal que las cruce.Draw two parallel vertical lines, five centimeters apart, and a horizontal one that crosses them.
2. (simultaneous)
a. parallel
El descubrimiento de la radiactividad fue paralelo al de los rayos X.Parallel to the discovery of x-rays, was the discovery of radioactivity.
3. (similar)
a. parallel
Comparé los dos textos y noté que los autores tienen ideas paralelas.I compared both texts and noted that the authors have parallel ideas.
A masculine noun is used with masculine articles and adjectives (e.g. el hombre guapo, el sol amarillo).
masculine noun
4. (geography)
a. parallel
Según el mapa, nos encontramos en el paralelo equivocado.According to the map, we're in the wrong parallel.
5. (comparison)
a. parallel
El orador trazó un paralelo entre los señores feudales europeos y los sogún japoneses.The speaker drew a parallel between the feudal lords and the Japanese shoguns.
6. (electricity)
a. parallel
Los resistores están conectados en paralelo.The resistors are connected in parallel.
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An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. parallel
la cordillera corre paralela al marthe mountain range runs parallel to the sea
los dos políticos han seguido caminos paralelosthe two politicians have followed similar paths
2. (sports)
barras paralelasparallel bars
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
3. (geography)
a. parallel
4. (comparación)
a. comparison
trazar un paralelo conto draw a comparison o parallel with
5. (electronics)
estar en paraleloto be in parallel
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1 [+líneas] parallel;a to; [+vidas, caracteres] parallel
2 (no oficial) unofficial; irregular; illegal
importaciones paralelas unauthorized imports; illegal imports; medicina paralela alternative medicine
en paralelo (Electricidad y Eléctronica) in parallel; en paralelo con in parallel with; rodar en paralelo [+ciclistas] to cycle two abreast; un éxito sin paralelo an unparalleled success
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