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parity

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1parity

noun par·i·ty \ˈper-ə-tē, ˈpa-rə-\
plural par·i·ties

Definition of PARITY

1
:  the quality or state of being equal or equivalent
2
a :  equivalence of a commodity price expressed in one currency to its price expressed in another
b :  equality of purchasing power established by law between different kinds of money at a given ratio
3
:  an equivalence between farmers' current purchasing power and their purchasing power at a selected base period maintained by government support of agricultural commodity prices
4
a :  the property of an integer with respect to being odd or even <3 and 7 have the same parity>
b (1) :  the state of being odd or even used as the basis of a method of detecting errors in binary-coded data
(2) :  parity bit
5
:  the property of oddness or evenness of a quantum mechanical function
6
:  the symmetry of behavior in an interaction of a physical entity (as a subatomic particle) with that of its mirror image

Origin of PARITY

Latin paritas, from par equal
First Known Use: 1608

2parity

noun

Definition of PARITY

:  the state or fact of having borne offspring; also :  the number of children previously borne

Origin of PARITY

-parous
First Known Use: 1878

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parity

noun par·i·ty \ˈpar-ət-ē\   (Medical Dictionary)
plural par·i·ties

Medical Definition of PARITY

1
:  the state or fact of having borne offspring <diagnosis of parity or nulliparity>
2
:  the number of times a female has given birth counting multiple births as one and usually including stillbirths <gravidity and parity were highly correlated>—compare gravidity 2

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