• IPA: /ˈpæɹɪti/


  1. (uncountable) Equality; comparability of strength or intensity.
    • 2000 April 26, Microsoft Windows Server 2003 Delta Guide, Pearson Education, unpaged:
      Altogether, Microsoft claims a 99% feature parity between 32-bit and 64-bit editions.
  2. (mathematics, countable) A set with the property of having all of its elements belonging to one of two disjoint subsets, especially a set of integers split in subsets of even and odd elements.
    Parity is always preserved in such operations.
  3. (mathematics, countable) The classification of an element of a set with parity into one of the two sets.
    The particles' parities can switch at random.
  4. (physics, countable) Symmetry of interactions under spatial inversion.
  5. (games, countable) In reversi, the last move within a given sector of the board.
  6. Resemblance; analogy.
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  • Russian: чётность

parity (plural parities)

  1. (medicine, countable) The number of delivered pregnancies reaching viable gestational age, usually between 20-28 weeks
  2. (agriculture, countable) The number of times a sow has farrowed.
  • Portuguese: número de parições
  • Russian: чи́сленность пото́мства

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