Word of the Week

Parallel (adjective)

Meaning –two or more lines, planes or surfaces running side by side and having the same distance continuously between them.

Example of using it in a sentence: "It won’t matter how far you take them, take them off the page, off the table, off the Dover cliffs, off the planet out into the universe – these lines, planes or surfaces won’t meet, they won’t cross, they won’t get any closer – they are parallel.”

Synonyms: equidistant

It can also mean – occurring or existing at the same time or in a similar way

Example of using it in a sentence: "We often see a parallel universe in SYFY.”

Synonyms: equivalent, likeness, correspondent, match, duplicate, equal, mirror

Spelling Tip – in maths we often talk about ‘parallels’ and ‘parallelograms’ and you will know – I always struggle to say both words because in my dyslexic brain trips me up on the final ‘-el’. So, when spelling this word- remember my silly frustrated face when I need to focus on the final “–el” - so you don’t forget it.

p + a + rall + el

Use the word as many times throughout the week as you can. This can be verbally, in your written work or listen out for other people using it.


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