Part vs Topside - What's the difference?

part | topside |

As nouns the difference between part and topside

is that part is (label) a portion; a component while topside is the side or part of something that is at the top.

As adjectives the difference between part and topside

is that part is fractional; partial while topside is (nautical) above decks, such as on the weather deck or bridge.

As a verb part

is (lb) to leave.

As an adverb part

is partly; partially; fractionally.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?




(en noun)
  • (label) A portion; a component.
  • #A fraction of a whole.
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  • #A distinct element.
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  • , passage=A farmer could place an order for a new tractor part' by text message and pay for it by mobile money-transfer. A supplier many miles away would then take the ' part to the local matternet station for airborne dispatch via drone.}}
  • #A group inside a larger group.
  • #Share, especially of a profit.
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  • #A unit of relative proportion in a mixture.
  • #:
  • #3.5 centiliters of one ingredient in a mixed drink.
  • #A section of a document.
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  • #A section of land; an area of a country or other territory; region.
  • #*1590 , (Edmund Spenser), (The Faerie Queene) ,
  • #*:the Faery knight / Besought that Damzell suffer him depart, / And yield him readie passage to that other part .
  • # A factor.
  • #:
  • Duty; responsibility.
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  • #Position or role (especially in a play).
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=He was thinking; but the glory of the song, the swell from the great organ, the clustered lights,
  • #(label) The melody played or sung by a particular instrument, voice, or group of instruments or voices, within a polyphonic piece.
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  • #Each of two contrasting sides of an argument, debate etc.; "hand".
  • #*, II.15:
  • #*:the fruition of life cannot perfectly be pleasing unto us, if we stand in any feare to lose it. A man might nevertheless say on the contrary part , that we embrace and claspe this good so much the harder, and with more affection, as we perceive it to be less sure, and feare it should be taken from us.
  • #*Bible, (w), ix.40:
  • #*:He that is not against us is on our part .
  • #*(Edmund Waller) (1606-1687)
  • #*:Make whole kingdoms take her brother's part .
  • (US) The dividing line formed by combing the hair in different directions.
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  • (label) In the Hebrew lunisolar calendar, a unit of time equivalent to 3? seconds. (jump)
  • A constituent of character or capacity; quality; faculty; talent; usually in the plural with a collective sense.
  • *(Edmund Burke) (1729-1797)
  • *:men of considerable parts
  • * (1800-1859)
  • *:great quickness of parts
  • *(William Shakespeare) (1564-1616)
  • *:which maintained so politic a state of evil, that they will not admit any good part to intermingle with them.
  • Synonyms

    * portion, component, element * faction, party * position, role * parting (UK), (l), (l)/(l) * (jump) chelek * See also


    * whole

    Derived terms

    * part and parcel * part of speech


    (en verb)
  • (lb) To leave.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:He wrung Bassanio's hand, and so they parted .
  • *(Anthony Trollope) (1815-1882)
  • *:It was strange to him that a father should feel no tenderness at parting with an only son.
  • *(George Eliot) (1819-1880)
  • *:his precious bag, which he would by no means part from
  • To cut hair with a parting; shed.
  • (lb) To divide in two.
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  • *1884 , (Mark Twain), (The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn), Chapter VII
  • *:I run the canoe into a deep dent in the bank that I knowed about; I had to part the willow branches to get in; and when I made fast nobody could a seen the canoe from the outside.
  • (lb) To be divided in two or separated; shed.
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  • To divide up; to share.
  • *1526 , (William Tyndale), trans. (Bible) , (w) III:
  • *:He that hath ij. cootes, lett hym parte with hym that hath none: And he that hath meate, let him do lyke wyse.
  • *(Bible), (w) xix. 24
  • *:They parted my raiment among them.
  • *(Alexander Pope) (1688-1744)
  • *:to part his throne, and share his heaven with thee
  • *, II.x:
  • *:He left three sonnes, his famous progeny, / Borne of faire Inogene of Italy; / Mongst whom he parted his imperiall state
  • (lb) To have a part or share; to partake.
  • *(Bible), 1 (w) xxx. 24
  • *:They shall part alike.
  • To separate or disunite; to remove from contact or contiguity; to sunder.
  • *(Bible), (w) xxiv. 51
  • *:While he blessed them, he was parted from them, and carried up into heaven.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:The narrow seas that part / The French and English.
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  • *:"A fine man, that Dunwody, yonder," commented the young captain, as they parted , and as he turned to his prisoner. "We'll see him on in Washington some day. He is strengthening his forces now against Mr. Benton out there.."
  • (lb) To hold apart; to stand or intervene between.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:The stumbling night did part our weary powers.
  • To separate by a process of extraction, elimination, or secretion.
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  • *(Matthew Prior) (1664-1721)
  • *:The liver minds his own affair,/ And parts and strains the vital juices.
  • To leave; to quit.
  • *(William Shakespeare) (c.1564–1616)
  • *:since presently your souls must part your bodies
  • To leave (an IRC channel).
  • *2000 , "Phantom", Re: Uhm... hi... I guess...'' (on newsgroup '' )
  • *:He parted the channel saying "SHUTUP!"since then, I've been seeing him on IRC every day (really can't imagine him not being on IRC anymore actually).
  • Derived terms

    * part ways * part with


  • Fractional; partial.
  • Fred was part owner of the car.


  • Partly; partially; fractionally.
  • Derived terms

    * part-finance * take part




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    (en noun)
  • The side or part of something that is at the top.
  • * 1964 March 12, C. D. Watkins, Reaching the upper ionosphere by radar'', '' , page 686,
  • Yet the topside exerts significant control over the lower ionosphere and hence also has an indirect effect on long-range radio comunications.
  • * 1990 , Kenneth Davies, Ionospheric Radio , page 261,
  • These sounders have produced a wealth of information not only about the distribution of electrons in the topside but also about the response of plasma when the transmitter is embedded in it.
  • * 2006 , Bharat Bhushan (editor), Springer, Handbook of Nanotechnology , Volume 2, page 1617,
  • The rotor underside also exhibits a higher coefficient of microscale friction than the rotor topside and stator, as shown in Table 50.6.
  • * 2008 , Shan-Ben Chen, Jing Wu, Intelligentized Methodology for Arc Welding Dynamical Processes , Springer, page 40,
  • The composite filter system includes topside' and backside light path with different filter[s]. The ' topside image of [the] weld pool is formed by the illumination from arc emission in the spectral window of 100-200 nm.
  • * 2008 , Carol Fenster, 1,000 Gluten-Free Recipes , page 480,
  • Place one cake layer on a serving plate, topside' down; spread evenly with the pineapple filling. Top with the second cake layer, ' topside up.
  • (nautical) The surface of a ship’s hull that is above the water line.
  • * 1978 , US General Accounting Office, Decisions of the Comptroller General of the United States , Issue 58, page 793,
  • We believe that the failure of Sun Ship to submit a bid for topside' work had no effect on the price, quality, quantity or time of performance of any contract to be awarded for the combination of drydock and ' topside work covered in the firm?s bid for Lot III.
  • (construction) The structure and assembly of modules above the jacket or gravity base sub structure.
  • * 1997 , P. J. Dowling, B. A. Burgan, Steel structures in the new millennium'', P. K. K. Lee (editor), ''Structures in the New Millennium , page 11,
  • Future plans are for tripod designs in up to 90m of water, supporting lightweight topsides and braced mono towers for marginal field developments.
  • (construction) The structure and assembly of modules on the deck of any floating installation.
  • (UK, Australia, New Zealand) The outer side of a round of beef.
  • * 2004 , Z. Farah, A. Fischer (editors), Milk and Meat from the Camel: Handbook on Products and Processing , page 116,
  • To detach the round bone, the biggest muscle of the round, the topside', must first be removed. This is done by cutting down to the round bone in a layer of connective tissue which separates the ' topside from the nuggle.
  • * 2008 , Leanne Kitchen, The Butcher , Murdoch Books, page 27,
  • Slow roasting is better for lean or not so tender cuts such as topside or whole bolar blade, which are not suitable to be cooked very pink.
  • * 2012 , Graham Dodgshun, Michel Peters, David O?Dea, Cambridge University Press, 6th Edition, Cookery for the Hospitality Industry , page 384,
  • It is removed from its attachment to the silverside along the natural seam, and from the topside by a straight cut along the line of the femur bone.

    See also

    * silverside


  • (nautical) Above decks, such as on the weather deck or bridge.
  • References

    * FM 55-501: Marine Crewman?s Handbook, US Army Doctrine and Training Publications.


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