Mirror vs Parallel - What's the difference?
In computing|lang=en terms the difference between mirror and parallel
is that mirror
is (computing) an exact copy of a data set, especially a website while parallel
is (computing) involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time.
As nouns the difference between mirror and parallel
is that mirror
is a smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it while parallel
is one of a set of parallel lines.
As verbs the difference between mirror and parallel
is that mirror
is of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of while parallel
is to construct or place something parallel to something else.
As an adjective parallel is
equally distant from one another at all points.
As an adverb parallel is
with a parallel relationship.
* mirrour (obsolete)
A smooth surface, usually made of glass with reflective material painted on the underside, that reflects light so as to give an image of what is in front of it.
- I had a look in the mirror to see if the blood had come off my face.
(figuratively) an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
- We could see the lorry in the mirror , so decided to change lanes.
- His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.
(computing) An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
- O goddess, heavenly bright, / Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
A mirror carp.
- Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors .
* (reflecting surface) glass (old-fashioned), looking glass (old-fashioned)
* do with mirrors
* half-silvered mirror
* magic mirror
* mirror image
* one-way mirror
* rear-view mirror
* two-way mirror
Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
(computing) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
- He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and even went to live in (Graceland).
* cheval glass
* looking glass
Equally distant from one another at all points.
- The horizontal lines on my notebook paper are parallel .
Having the same overall direction; the comparison is indicated with "to".
- revolutions parallel to the equinoctial
- The railway line runs parallel to the road.
- The two railway lines are parallel .
(hyperbolic geometry) said of a pair of lines:'' that they either do not intersect or they coincide
- When honour runs parallel with the laws of God and our country, it cannot be too much cherished.
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(computing) Involving the processing of multiple tasks at the same time
Jos Leys — ''The hyperbolic chamber
- a parallel algorithm
* perpendicular, skew, serial
With a parallel relationship.
- The road runs parallel with the canal.
One of a set of parallel lines.
* Alexander Pope
Direction conformable to that of another line.
- Who made the spider parallels design, / Sure as De Moivre, without rule or line?
A line of latitude.
- lines that from their parallel decline
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
- The 31st parallel passes through the center of my town.
A comparison made; elaborate tracing of similarity.
- None but thyself can be thy parallel .
(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.
- Johnson's parallel between Dryden and Pope
* perpendicular, skew (?)
To construct or place something parallel to something else.
* Sir Thomas Browne
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.
- The needle doth parallel and place itself upon the true meridian.
To equal; to match; to correspond to.
- His life is parallelled / Even with the stroke and line of his great justice.
To produce or adduce as a parallel.
- My young remembrance cannot parallel / A fellow to it.
- (John Locke)
* embarrassingly parallel
* forty-ninth parallel
* parallel algorithm
* parallel circuit
* parallel computing
* parallel universe