Relation vs Parallelism - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between relation and parallelism

is that relation is the manner in which two things may be associated while parallelism is the state or condition of being parallel; agreement in direction, tendency, or character.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

relation

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • The manner in which two things may be associated.
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  • *:Carried somehow, somewhither, for some reason, on these surging floods, were these travelers, of errand not wholly obvious to their fellows, yet of such sort as to call into query alike the nature of their errand and their own relations . It is easily earned repetition to state that Josephine St. Auban's was a presence not to be concealed.
  • A member of one's family.
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  • The act of relating a story.
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  • A set of ordered tuples.
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  • *:Signs are, first of all, physical things: for example, chalk marks on a blackboard, pencil or ink marks on paper, sound waves produced in a human throat. According to Reichenbach, "What makes them signs is the intermediary position they occupy between an object and a sign user, i.e., a person." For a sign to be a sign, or to function as such, it is necessary that the person take account of the object it designates. Thus, anything in nature may or may not be a sign, depending on a person's attitude toward it. A physical thing is a sign when it appears as a substitute for, or representation of, the object for which it stands with respect to the sign user. The three-place relation' between sign, object, and sign user is called the ''sign '''relation''''' or '''''relation of denotation .
  • (lb) Specifically , a set of ordered pairs.
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  • (lb) A set of ordered tuples retrievable by a relational database; a table.
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  • (lb) A statement of equality of two products of generators, used in the presentation of a group.
  • The act of intercourse.
  • Synonyms

    * (way in which two things may be associated) connection, link, relationship * (sense, member of one's family) relative * (act of relating a story) recounting, telling * correspondence * See also

    Hyponyms

    * (set theory) function

    Derived terms

    * blood relation * close relation * direct relation * distant relation * equivalence relation * friends and relations * indirect relation * inverse relation * shirttail relation * relations * relationship

    Anagrams

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    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.