parity
has definitions from the fields of physics,computer science,mathematics,obstetrics


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[ noun ] (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a righthanded system of coordinates as in a lefthanded system
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[ noun ] (computer science) an error detection procedure in which a bit (0 or 1) added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits with an even number must contain an error
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[ noun ] (mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity
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[ noun ] (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
Synonyms Examples "the parity of the mother must be considered" "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children" Related terms 
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[ noun ] functional equality
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