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- 1. parity, para -- ((obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children")

2. parity -- ((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")

3. parity bit, parity, check bit -- ((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)

4. parity, conservation of parity, space-reflection symmetry, mirror symmetry -- ((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)

5. parity -- (functional equality)

1. | They have a - from The Iliad of Homer by Homerparity of character, which makes them seem brothers of one family. |

2. | What were alone sufficient to prove the grandeur and excellence of his sentiments in general, is, that they have so remarkable a - from The Iliad of Homer by Homerparity with those of the Scripture. |

3. | The extraordinary revenue, too, which every province affords to the public in time of war, ought, from - from An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations by Adam Smithparity of reason, to bear the same proportion to the extraordinary revenue of the whole empire, which its ordinary revenue does in time of peace. |

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