Correlation vs Parallelism - What's the difference?

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Correlation is a related term of parallelism.


As nouns the difference between correlation and parallelism

is that correlation is correlation while parallelism is the state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character.

correlation

Noun

(en noun)
  • A reciprocal, parallel or complementary relationship between two or more comparable objects
  • (statistics) One of the several measures of the linear statistical relationship between two random variables, indicating both the strength and direction of the relationship.
  • An isomorphism from a projective space to the dual of a projective space, often to the dual of itself.
  • Derived terms

    * autocorrelation * correlation coefficient * Pearson correlation

    parallelism

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • The state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character.
  • The state of being in agreement or similarity; resemblance, correspondence, analogy.
  • *1946 , (Bertrand Russell), History of Western Philosophy , I.29:
  • *:Plutarch (c.'' AD 46-120), in his ''Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romans , traced a parallelism between the most eminent men of the two countries.
  • A parallel position; the relation of parallels.
  • (rhetoric, grammar) The juxtaposition of two or more identical or equivalent syntactic constructions, especially those expressing the same sentiment with slight modifications, introduced for rhetorical effect.
  • (philosophy) The doctrine that matter and mind do not causally interact but that physiological events in the brain or body nonetheless occur simultaneously with matching events in the mind.
  • (legal) In antitrust law, the practice of competitors of raising prices by roughly the same amount at roughly the same time, without engaging in a formal agreement to do so.
  • (biology) Similarity of features between two species resulting from their having taken similar evolutionary paths following their initial divergence from a common ancestor.
  • (computing) The use of parallel methods in hardware or software.
  • References

    * * * Dictionary of Philosophy'', (ed.), Philosophical Library, 1962. ''See: "Parallelism" by J. J. Rolbiecki, p. 225.