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An example use of parallel in a speech by a native speaker of british english:
“… at the 49th parallel all the way to the …”
Parallel means the same distance from one side of an object to the other.
the word parallel occurs in english on average 34.7 times per one million words; this frequency warrants it to be in the study list for B2 level of language mastery according to CEFR, the Common European Framework of Reference.
it is hard to perfectly classify words into specific topics since each word can have many context of its use, but our machine-learning models believe that parallel can be often used in the following areas:
1) communication, information, and media;
2) education, science, and technology;