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Definition 1: functional equality - [noun denoting attribute]

(parity is a kind of ...) essential equality and interchangeability

Definition 2: (physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for parity in the sense of this definition

(parity is a kind of ...) (physics) the maintenance of a certain quantities unchanged during chemical reactions or physical transformations

(parity belongs to category ...) the science of matter and energy and their interactions

"his favorite subject was physics"

Definition 3: (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error - [noun denoting quantity]

Synonyms for parity in the sense of this definition

(parity is a kind of ...) a unit of measurement of information (from binary + digit); the amount of information in a system having two equiprobable states

"there are 8 bits in a byte"

(parity belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 4: (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 - [noun denoting linkdef]

Samples where parity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data

(parity is a kind of ...) a relation between mathematical expressions (such as equality or inequality)

(... is a kind of parity ) the parity of even numbers (divisible by two)

(... is a kind of parity ) the parity of odd numbers (not divisible by two)

(parity belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 5: (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered - [noun denoting state]

Samples where parity or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the parity of the mother must be considered
  • a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children

Synonyms for parity in the sense of this definition

(parity is a kind of ...) the state of being pregnant; the period from conception to birth when a woman carries a developing fetus in her uterus

(parity belongs to category ...) the branch of medicine dealing with childbirth and care of the mother

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