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  • n  (obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered
    the parity of the mother must be considered
  • n  (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
  • n  (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
  • n  (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
  • n  functional equality

  • In Washington last week the farm bloc started playing patty cake with parity again.
  • Much of the structure of modern nuclear physics was erected on parity.
  • The Senator from New Mexico talks about his career-long campaign for mental-health parity and the landmark legislation he's passed as part of the $700 billion congressional bailout .
News & Articles

  • Lions Gab: 12 recently drafted players who could determine team's fate in 2013
    Parity has made the NFL the most volatile of the major sports leagues when it comes to sustained success. There is so much competitive balance that a Super Bowl contender one year is just as likely to be picking in the top 10 the next year.
    June 12, 2013 - Detroit Free Press
  • MLP Parity Act: Disrupting Distributed Energy
    In May, Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) and Congressman Ted Poe (R-TX) introduced the Master Limited Partnership Parity Act, which would allow renewable energy power generators to take advantage of the tax benefits of master limited partnerships.
    June 11, 2013 - Forbes
  • Honorable Patrick Kennedy To Hold Parity Hearing
    SEABROOK, N.J., June 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Seabrook House is proud to support the Honorable Patrick Kennedy for an Addiction and Mental Health Parity Hearing at Stockton College in the Campus Center Theater on Tuesday, June 11th, at 6:00p.m.The hearing is to address the importance of implementing the mental health and addiction parity act which was passed in 2008. Speakers will ...
    June 10, 2013 - PR Newswire via Yahoo! News

  • Ben Howland in
    The parity in college basketball is just so close now,UCLA coach Ben Howland said. "Anybody can beat anybody on a given day. I mean, I really believe that we can beat anybody on a given day. I still believe we can be beaten by anybody on a...
  • Sean Casey in Forbes
    It just tells you there is good parity in baseball,Tigers first baseman Sean Casey said. "It also shows that to get to the playoffs, you have to be a great team and you have to have a lot of things go your way."

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