Parallel vs Besides - What's the difference?

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As adverbs the difference between parallel and besides

is that parallel is with a parallel relationship while besides is (conjunctive) also; in addition.

As an adjective parallel

is equally distant from one another at all points.

As a noun parallel

is one of a set of parallel lines.

As a verb parallel

is to construct or place something parallel to something else.

As a preposition besides is

(obsolete) beside.

parallel

Adjective

(-)
  • Equally distant from one another at all points.
  • The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel .
  • * Hakluyt
  • revolutions parallel to the equinoctial
  • Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
  • The railway line runs parallel to the road.
    The two railway lines are parallel .
  • * Addison
  • When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
  • (hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines:'' that they either do not intersect or they coincide Jos Leys — ''The hyperbolic chamber (paragraph 8)
  • (computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
  • a parallel algorithm

    Antonyms

    * perpendicular, skew, serial

    Adverb

    (en adverb)
  • With a parallel relationship.
  • The road runs parallel with the canal.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • One of a set of parallel lines.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
  • Direction conformable to that of another line.
  • * Garth
  • lines that from their parallel decline
  • A line of latitude.
  • The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
  • An arrangement of electrical components such that a current flows along two or more paths; see in parallel.
  • Something identical or similar in essential respects.
  • * Alexander Pope
  • None but thyself can be thy parallel .
  • A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
  • Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
  • (military) One of a series of long trenches constructed before a besieged fortress, by the besieging force, as a cover for troops supporting the attacking batteries. They are roughly parallel to the line of outer defenses of the fortress.
  • (printing) A character consisting of two parallel vertical lines, used in the text to direct attention to a similarly marked note in the margin or at the foot of a page.
  • Antonyms

    * perpendicular, skew (?)

    Verb

  • To construct or place something parallel to something else.
  • * Sir Thomas Browne
  • The needle doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
  • Of a path etc: To be parallel to something else.
  • Of a process etc: To be analogous to something else.
  • To compare or liken something to something else.
  • To make to conform to something else in character, motive, aim, etc.
  • * Shakespeare
  • His life is parallelled / Even with the stroke and line of his great justice.
  • To equal; to match; to correspond to.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • To produce or adduce as a parallel.
  • * Shakespeare
  • My young remembrance cannot parallel / A fellow to it.
    (John Locke)

    Derived terms

    * embarrassingly parallel * forty-ninth parallel * parallel algorithm * parallel circuit * parallel computing * parallelism * parallelogram * parallel universe * unparalleled

    See also

    * sequential

    References

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    besides

    English

    Preposition

    (English prepositions)
  • (obsolete) Beside.
  • In addition, in addition to.
  • * 1661 , , The Life of the most learned, reverend and pious Dr. H. Hammond
  • During the whole time of his abode in the university he generally spent thirteen hours of the day in study; by which assiduity besides an exact dispatch of the whole course of philosophy, he read over in a manner all classic authors that are extant
  • * August 3, 2008] - [[w:Schlock Mercenary, Schlock Mercenary]
  • Captain Tagon': Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something '''besides''' those two plasma cannons.
    '''Ebinoth''': When you say "'
    besides
    ," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2012, date=18 April, author=Phil McNulty, work=BBC Sport
  • , title= Chelsea 1-0 Barcelona , passage=n the end, Chelsea's organisation and discipline was rewarded but Di Matteo knows they will have to produce the same - and more besides - in the Nou Camp to confirm a meeting with either Real Madrid or Bayern Munich in the final in Munich next month.}}
  • Other than; except for; instead of.
  • * August 3, 2008] - [[w:Schlock Mercenary, Schlock Mercenary]
  • Captain Tagon': Wait. … Ebby, if Schlock goes out make sure he's carrying something '''besides''' those two plasma cannons.
    '''Ebinoth''': When you say "'
    besides
    ," do you mean "in addition to," or "instead of"? Because one of those is a really hard sell.

    Adverb

    (-)
  • (conjunctive) also; in addition
  • (conjunctive) moreover; furthermore
  • (conjunctive) otherwise; else
  • (obsolete) On one side.
  • (Shakespeare)

    Synonyms

    * (l)

    See also

    * on top of that

    Usage notes

    ; Not to be confused with * beside English conjunctive adverbs 1000 English basic words