# Definitions and Synonyms of *parity* | Another word for *parity* | What is *parity? *

*Definition 1: functional equality - [noun denoting attribute]*

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

*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*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*