parity

  • 1 Parity — is a concept of equality of status or functional equivalence. It has several different specific definitions.* Parity (physics), the name of the symmetry of interactions under spatial inversion * Parity (mathematics) indicates whether a number is… …

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  • 2 Parity — Par i*ty, n. [L. paritas, fr. par, paris, equal: cf. F. parit[ e]. See {Pair}, {Peer} an equal.] 1. The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; a like state or degree; equality; equivalence; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 parity — I noun alikeness, analogy, approximation, balance, close correspondence, coequality, comparability, comparison, correlation, correspondence, equability, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equivalence, equivalency, identical value,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 4 parity — parity. Факт рождения ребенка; используется как количественный показатель при описании родословных <pedigree>: 0 живых детей нет (независимо от количества беременностей), 1, 2 и т.д. число родов (независимо от числа родившихся детей).… …

    Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • 5 parity — (n.) 1570s, equality of rank or status, from M.Fr. parité, from L.L. paritas equality, from L. adj. par (gen. paris) equal (see PAIR (Cf. pair) (n.)). Meaning condition in which adversaries have equal resources is from 1955, originally in… …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 6 parity — [n] equality, balance adequation, affinity, agreement, analogy, approximation, closeness, coequality, conformity, congruity, consistency, correspondence, equal terms, equivalence, equivalency, likeness, nearness, par, parallelism, paraphernalia,… …

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  • 7 parity — ► NOUN 1) equality or equivalence. 2) Mathematics the fact of being an even or an odd number. ORIGIN Latin paritas, from par equal …

    English terms dictionary

  • 8 parity — parity1 [par′ə tē] n. pl. parities [Fr parité < L paritas < par, equal: see PAR1] 1. the state or condition of being the same in power, value, rank, etc.; equality 2. resemblance; similarity 3. equivalence in value of one currency expressed …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 parity — For convertibles, level at which a convertible security s market price equals the aggregate value of the underlying common stock; value/worth of the convertible bond considered only as an equity instrument ( conversion ratio times common price).… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 10 parity — parity1 /par i tee/, n. 1. equality, as in amount, status, or character. 2. equivalence; correspondence; similarity; analogy. 3. Finance. a. equivalence in value in the currency of another country. b. equivalence in value at a fixed ratio between …

    Universalium

  • 11 parity —    In communications, a simple form of error checking that uses an extra or redundant bit after the data bits but before the stop bit or bits. Parity may be set as follows:    • Odd    Indicates that the sum of all the 1 bit is set to zero; if it …

    Dictionary of networking

  • 12 Parity — Codetafel dualergänztes gerades Paritätsbit (E = even = gerade) Codetafel dualergänztes ungerades Paritätsbit (O = odd = ungerade) Die Paritätskontrol …

    Deutsch Wikipedia

  • 13 parity — n. equality 1) to achieve, attain, establish parity 2) parity among, between equivalence in value 3) at parity * * * [ pærɪtɪ] attain between establish parity [ equality ] to achieve [ equivalence in value ] at parity parity among …

    Combinatory dictionary

  • 14 Parity — A&V A method of verifying the accuracy of transmitted or recorded data. An extra bit appended to an array of data as an accuracy check during transmission. Parity may be even or add. For odd parity, if the number of 1 s in the array is even, a 1… …

    Audio and video glossary

  • 15 parity — [[t]pæ̱rɪti[/t]] parities 1) N UNCOUNT If there is parity between two things, they are equal. [FORMAL] Women have yet to achieve wage or occupational parity in many fields... Italy wanted naval parity with France. Syn: equality 2) N VAR If there… …

    English dictionary

  • 16 Parity — 1. In general, a situation of equality. Parity can occur in many different contexts, but it always means that two things are equal. 2. The official value. 3. In an exchange market, when all brokers bidding for the same security have equal… …

    Investment dictionary

  • 17 parity — par|i|ty [ perəti ] noun uncount a situation in which different people or things are equal: new methods of achieving economic parity parity with: Women should have parity with men …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 18 parity — noun (U) 1 the state of being equal, especially having equal pay, rights, or power (+ with): Women workers are demanding parity with their male colleagues. 2 technical equality between the units of money from two different countries: until the… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 parity — UK [ˈpærətɪ] / US [ˈperətɪ] noun [uncountable] a situation in which different people or things are equal new methods of achieving economic parity parity with: Women should have parity with men …

    English dictionary

  • 20 parity — I. noun (plural ties) Etymology: Latin paritas, from par equal Date: 1608 1. the quality or state of being equal or equivalent 2. a. equivalence of a commodity price expressed in one currency to its price expressed in another b. equality of… …

    New Collegiate Dictionary