1. [ noun ] (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
Synonyms: space-reflection_symmetry mirror_symmetry conservation_of_parity
Related terms: conservation physics
2. [ 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
Synonyms: check_bit parity_bit
Related terms: bit computer_science
3. [ 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
Related terms: mathematical_relation mathematics
4. [ noun ] (obstetrics) the number of live-born children a woman has delivered
Synonyms: para

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

Related terms: pregnancy obstetrics
5. [ noun ] functional equality
Related terms: equivalence
Similar spelling:   party