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# Parity vs. Equality

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• Parity (noun)

Equality; comparability of strength or intensity.

• Parity (noun)

Senses related to classification into two sets.

• Parity (noun)

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."

• Parity (noun)

The classification of an element of a set with parity into one of the two sets.

"The particles' parities can switch at random."

• Parity (noun)

The count of one bits in a value, reduced to even or odd or zero or one.

• Parity (noun)

In reversi, the last move within a given sector of the board.

• Parity (noun)

Resemblance; analogy.

• Parity (noun)

The number of delivered pregnancies reaching viable gestational age, usually between 20-28 weeks

• Parity (noun)

The number of times a sow has farrowed.

• Equality (noun)

The fact of being equal.

• Equality (noun)

The fact of being equal, of having the same value.

• Equality (noun)

The equal treatment of people irrespective of social or cultural differences.

Wiktionary
• Equality (noun)

the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, or opportunities

"an organization aiming to promote racial equality"

• Equality (noun)

a symbolic expression of the fact that two quantities are equal; an equation.

Oxford Dictionary
• Parity (noun)

The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; a like state or degree; equality; equivalence; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of reasoning.

• Parity (noun)

Equivalence in value to the currency of another country.

• Parity (noun)

A property assigned to elementary particles, conceptualized as a form of symmetry, representing the fact that no fundamental distinctions can be observed between right-handed and left-handed systems of particles in their interactions, and supported by the typical observation that the total parity of a system is unchanged as particles are created or annihilated; however, certain interactions involving the weak force have been shown to violate the principle of conservation of parity.

• Parity (noun)

A property of the wave function of a system, which takes the value of +1 or -1, indicating whether the value of the wave function changes sign if each of the variables of the system is replaced by its negative.

• Parity (noun)

The condition of having borne a child or children, alive or dead.

• Parity (noun)

The property of being even or odd; as, 3 has odd parity, but 6 has even parity.

• Parity (noun)

The property of having an even or odd number of bits set to the value of 1 (as opposed to 0); - applied to bytes or larger groups of bits in a data structure. It is used mostly in the process of parity checking. The parity of a data structure can be changed by changing the value of the parity bit.

• Equality (noun)

The condition or quality of being equal; agreement in quantity or degree as compared; likeness in bulk, value, rank, properties, etc.; as, the equality of two bodies in length or thickness; an equality of rights.

• Equality (noun)

Sameness in state or continued course; evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of temper or constitution.

• Equality (noun)

Evenness; uniformity; as, an equality of surface.

• Equality (noun)

Exact agreement between two expressions or magnitudes with respect to quantity; - denoted by the symbol =; thus, a = x signifies that a contains the same number and kind of units of measure that x does.

Webster Dictionary
• Parity (noun)

(obstetrics) the number of live-born 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"

• Parity (noun)

(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 (noun)

(computer science) abit 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

• Parity (noun)

(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

• Parity (noun)

functional equality

• Equality (noun)

the quality of being the same in quantity or measure or value or status

• Equality (noun)

a state of being essentially equal or equivalent; equally balanced;

"on a par with the best"

Princeton's WordNet