1. (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered

- the parity of the mother must be considered

Similar word(s): para

Definition categories: state, gestation, maternity, pregnancy

2. (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

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

Definition categories: link

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

Definition categories: quantity, bit

4. (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

Definition categories: thought, conservation

5. functional equality

Definition categories: attribute, equivalence

Sentences with parity as a noun:

- Parity is always preserved in such operations.