"parallels" in the noun sense
1. analogue, analog, parallel
something having the property of being analogous to something else
2. latitude, line of latitude, parallel of latitude, parallel
an imaginary line around the Earth parallel to the equator
mathematics) one of a set of parallel geometric figures (parallel lines or planes
"parallels never meet"
"parallels" in the verb sense
be parallel to
"Their roles are paralleled by ours"
2. parallel, collimate
make or place parallel to something
"They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
3. twin, duplicate, parallel
duplicate or match
"The polished surface twinned his face and chest in reverse"
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