parity bit

parity bit
parity bit par"i*ty bit`, n. (Computers) The bit within a data structure which is assigned a value of 1 or 0 so as to make the parity[7] of the data structure odd or even. Data structures may or may not have parity bits, dpending on whether the system does or does not perform {parity checking}. The most commonly used parity bit is the eigth (higher-order) bit of a byte, which is used when data transmission uses only the 7 lower-order bits of each byte as significant data; some memory systems use a ninth bit as a parity bit for each eight bits (one byte) of significant data in memory. [PJC]

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  • parity bit — bit that is transmitted along with the information that indicates whether it is odd or even …   English contemporary dictionary

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