Equal and Parallel


Equal adjective - Resembling another in every respect.
Usage example: as far as I can see, except for the high price, the store-brand jacket is equal to the jacket with the designer label

Parallel is a synonym for equal in match topic. In some cases you can use "Parallel" instead the word "Equal" as a verb or a noun or an adjective, when it comes to topics like like, thing, peer, mate. popular alternative

Nearby Words: equalize, equalise, equable, equate, equity


Parallel adjective - Having qualities in common.
Usage example: parallel lives of two friends who first met in college

Equal is a synonym for parallel in like topic. You can use "Equal" instead the word "Parallel" as a verb or a noun or an adjective, if it concerns topics such as thing, comparison, match, equivalent. popular alternative

Nearby Words: parallelize, parallelism, paralleled, paralleling, parallelise

How words are described

physical physical equal physical parallel
true true equal true parallel
rough rough equal rough parallel
little little equal little parallel

Common collocations

effect equal effect parallel effect

Both words in one sentence

  • Useful Notes / European Swordsmanship A sword in one hand like the rapier will also have slightly more reach than a sword of equal blade length gripped in two hands, because on the lunge you can open up your shoulders to be parallel to the thrust in a way that isn't possible to do with a second arm reaching across your chest.
  • Video Game / Mystery Of Mortlake Mansion Dual-World Gameplay: The shadowy mansion is very much a parallel of the real-world one, with the protagonist spending roughly equal amounts of time in each world.
  • Sequelitis The Ender's Shadow series fares even worse, with the first book being equal to or better than the parallel Ender's Game but taking a steep decline starting with the second.
    Source: Sequelitis
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