Academic Word List

The 570 most common words in English academic texts

Type: noun, adjective

Definitions: (noun) When things have a parallel, they are similar in a specific way. (adjective) When a line is parallel to another line, the two lines do not meet and they are the same distance from each other at every point.

Examples: (noun) There are many parallels in the behaviour of the children, even though they come from very different cultures. (adjective) Trains run along parallel rails.

Synonyms: adjectives: side-by-side. nouns: similarity.

Academic Word List Sublist and Group: 4 B