Mirror vs Parallel - What's the difference?

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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.

mirror

English

(wikipedia mirror)

Alternative forms

* mirrour (obsolete)

Noun

(en noun)
  • 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.
    We could see the lorry in the mirror , so decided to change lanes.
  • (figuratively) an object, person, or event that reflects or gives a picture of another.
  • His story is a mirror into the life of orphans growing up.
  • * Spenser
  • O goddess, heavenly bright, / Mirror of grace and majesty divine.
  • (computing) An exact copy of a data set, especially a website.
  • Although the content had been deleted from his blog, it was still found on some mirrors .
  • A mirror carp.
  • Synonyms

    * (reflecting surface) glass (old-fashioned), looking glass (old-fashioned)

    Derived terms

    * do with mirrors * half-silvered mirror * magic mirror * mirror image * one-way mirror * rear-view mirror * two-way mirror

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • Of an event, activity, behaviour, etc, to be identical to, to be a copy of.
  • He tried to mirror Elvis's life. He copied his fashion and his mannerisms, and even went to live in (Graceland).
  • (computing) To create something identical to (a web site, etc.).
  • To reflect.
  • See also

    * cheval glass * looking glass

    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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