parallel noun

ADJ. direct, exact | clear, close, obvious | interesting, striking

VERB + PARALLEL have This weather pattern of the southern hemisphere has no parallel in the north. | find, see | draw, make He drew an interesting parallel with religious practices in Japan. | provide

PREP. without ~ a speed of development without parallel in post-war Europe | ~ between a parallel between economic and cultural advancement | ~ in We found a direct parallel in the attitudes of schoolchildren in other countries. | ~ to A close parallel to this behaviour is found in dolphins. | ~ with She saw an obvious parallel with her sister's predicament.