# Paralell vs. Parallel: What's the Difference?

Edited by Huma Saeed || By Sawaira Riaz || Updated on October 2, 2023
"Paralell" is an incorrect spelling. The correct spelling is "Parallel," which describes things that are side by side and equidistant at all points.

## Which is correct: Paralell or Parallel

How to spell Parallel?

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## Key Differences

Remember that "parallel" has two 'l's in the middle, just like parallel lines have two lines running side by side.
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Think of the term as “para” + “llel” to remember the two sets of double 'l's.
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Use the saying "Parallel lines have double 'l's" as a mnemonic.
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Pronounce the word slowly as /ˈpær.ə.lel/ to focus on each syllable and remember the 'l's.
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Write it out several times correctly to instill the correct spelling through muscle memory.
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## Paralell and Parallel Definitions

#### Paralell

Paralell is an incorrect spelling of Parallel.
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#### Parallel

Parallel lines run side by side without meeting.
The railroad tracks are parallel to the highway.
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#### Parallel

Parallel can mean occurring or existing at the same time.
Parallel events in history often shed light on societal changes.
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#### Parallel

Parallel describes an arrangement where components are set side by side.
The cables were set in parallel for better organization.
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#### Parallel

Being an equal distance apart everywhere
Dancers in two parallel rows. See Usage Note at absolute.
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#### Parallel

Of, relating to, or designating two or more straight coplanar lines that do not intersect.
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#### Parallel

Of, relating to, or designating two or more planes that do not intersect.
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#### Parallel

Of, relating to, or designating a line and a plane that do not intersect.
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#### Parallel

Of, relating to, or designating curves or surfaces everywhere equidistant.
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#### Parallel

Having comparable parts, analogous aspects, or readily recognized similarities
The parallel lives of two contemporaries.
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#### Parallel

Having the same tendency or direction
Parallel motives and aims.
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#### Parallel

(Grammar) Having identical or equivalent syntactic constructions in corresponding clauses or phrases.
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#### Parallel

Moving in the same direction at a fixed interval
Parallel motion.
Parallel fifths.
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#### Parallel

Having the same tonic. Used of scales and keys
C minor is the parallel minor scale of C major.
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#### Parallel

(Electronics) Denoting a circuit or part of a circuit connected in parallel.
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#### Parallel

Of or relating to the simultaneous transmission of all the bits of a byte over separate wires
A parallel port.
A parallel interface.
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#### Parallel

Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations
Parallel processing.
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#### Parallel

In a parallel relationship or manner
A road and a railway that run parallel.
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#### Parallel

(Mathematics) One of a set of parallel geometric figures, such as lines or planes.
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#### Parallel

One that closely resembles or is analogous to another
A unique event, without parallel in history.
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#### Parallel

A comparison indicating likeness; an analogy.
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#### Parallel

The condition of being parallel; near similarity or exact agreement in particulars; parallelism.
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#### Parallel

Any of the imaginary lines representing degrees of latitude that encircle the earth parallel to the plane of the equator.
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#### Parallel

(Printing) A sign indicating material referred to in a note or reference.
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#### Parallel

(Electronics) An arrangement of components in a circuit that splits the current into two or more paths. Used chiefly in the phrase in parallel.
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#### Parallel

To make or place parallel to something else
Paralleled the ditch to the highway.
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#### Parallel

To be or extend parallel to
A trail that parallels the crater rim.
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#### Parallel

To be similar or analogous to
Claimed that fetal development parallels the evolution of the species.
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#### Parallel

To be or provide an equal for; match.
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#### Parallel

To show to be analogous; compare or liken
Critics who have paralleled the novel's plot to an ancient myth.
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#### Parallel

Equally distant from one another at all points.
The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel.
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#### Parallel

Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
The two railway lines are parallel.
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#### Parallel

Either not intersecting, or coinciding.
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#### Parallel

(computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time.
A parallel algorithm
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#### Parallel

With a parallel relationship.
The road runs parallel to the canal.
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#### Parallel

One of a set of parallel lines.
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#### Parallel

Direction conformable to that of another line.
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#### Parallel

A line of latitude.
The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
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#### Parallel

An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
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#### Parallel

Something identical or similar in essential respects.
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#### Parallel

A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
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#### Parallel

(military) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
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#### Parallel

(printing) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines, used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
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#### Parallel

To construct or place something parallel to something else.
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#### Parallel

Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
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#### Parallel

Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
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#### Parallel

To compare or liken something to something else.
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#### Parallel

To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
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#### Parallel

To equal; to match; to correspond to.
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#### Parallel

To produce or adduce as a parallel.
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#### Parallel

Extended in the same direction, and in all parts equally distant; as, parallel lines; parallel planes.
Revolutions . . . parallel to the equinoctial.
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#### Parallel

Having the same direction or tendency; running side by side; being in accordance (with); tending to the same result; - used with to and with.
When honor runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it can not be too much cherished.
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#### Parallel

Continuing a resemblance through many particulars; applicable in all essential parts; like; similar; as, a parallel case; a parallel passage.
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#### Parallel

A line which, throughout its whole extent, is equidistant from another line; a parallel line, a parallel plane, etc.
Who made the spider parallels design,Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line ?
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#### Parallel

Direction conformable to that of another line,
Lines that from their parallel decline.
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#### Parallel

Conformity continued through many particulars or in all essential points; resemblance; similarity.
Twixt earthly females and the moonAll parallels exactly run.
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#### Parallel

A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity; as, Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope.
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#### Parallel

Anything equal to, or resembling, another in all essential particulars; a counterpart.
None but thyself can be thy parallel.
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#### Parallel

One of the imaginary circles on the surface of the earth, parallel to the equator, marking the latitude; also, the corresponding line on a globe or map; as, the counry was divided into North and South at the 38th parallel.
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#### Parallel

One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
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#### Parallel

A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines (thus, ) used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
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#### Parallel

That arrangement of an electrical system in which all positive poles, electrodes, terminals, etc., are joined to one conductor, and all negative poles, etc., to another conductor; - called also multiple. Opposed to series.
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#### Parallel

To place or set so as to be parallel; to place so as to be parallel to, or to conform in direction with, something else.
The needle . . . doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
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#### Parallel

Fig.: To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, or the like.
His life is paralleledEven with the stroke and line of his great justice.
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#### Parallel

To equal; to match; to correspond to.
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#### Parallel

To produce or adduce as a parallel.
My young remembrance can not parallelA fellow to it.
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#### Parallel

To be parallel; to correspond; to be like.
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#### Parallel

Something having the property of being analogous to something else
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#### Parallel

An imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
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#### Parallel

Be parallel to;
Their roles are paralleled by ours
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#### Parallel

Make or place parallel to something;
They paralleled the ditch to the highway
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#### Parallel

Duplicate or match;
The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse
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#### Parallel

Being everywhere equidistant and not intersecting;
Parallel lines never converge
Concentric circles are parallel
Dancers in two parallel rows
The axes are perpendicular to each other
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#### Parallel

Of or relating to the simultaneous performance of multiple operations;
Parallel processing
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#### Parallel

Parallel refers to similarity in form or function.
Her life seems parallel to mine in many ways.
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#### Parallel

Parallel also refers to a similar or analogous person or thing.
He's the parallel to Einstein in our times.
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## FAQs

#### Why is it called Parallel?

It describes lines or entities that are equidistant and run alongside each other without intersecting.
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#### Which vowel is used before Parallel?

'A,' as in "a parallel universe."
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"To parallel."
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/ˈpær.ə.lel/.
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"Parallel."
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#### Which article is used with Parallel?

"The," as in "the parallel lines."
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#### What is the root word of Parallel?

The word comes from the Greek "parallelos."
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#### Which conjunction is used with Parallel?

"And," as in "parallel and equidistant."
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Neutral.
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#### Which preposition is used with Parallel?

"To," as in "parallel to."
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#### Is Parallel a noun or adjective?

It can be both a noun and an adjective.
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#### Is Parallel a countable noun?

Yes, when used as a noun.
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"Parallels."
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No.
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#### Is the Parallel term a metaphor?

It can be used metaphorically.
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#### What part of speech is Parallel?

It can be a noun or an adjective.
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"Equidistant."
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N/A.
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No.
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No.
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Par-al-lel.
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"Perpendicular."
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"The" or "a."
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No.
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Three.
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#### How is Parallel used in a sentence?

"The roads were parallel to each other, making navigation easy."
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#### Is Parallel a vowel or consonant?

It starts with a consonant.
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#### What is a stressed syllable in Parallel?

The first syllable, "Par."
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#### What is the first form of Parallel?

Parallel (same in all forms as a noun or adjective).
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#### What is the third form of Parallel?

N/A.
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