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# parity

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## CIDE DICTIONARY

parityn. [L. paritas, fr. par, paris, equal: cf. F. parité. See Pair, Peer an equal.].
•  The quality or condition of being equal or equivalent; a like state or degree; equality; equivalence; close correspondence; analogy; as, parity of reasoning.  De Quincey.  [1913 Webster]
"Equality of length and parity of numeration."  [1913 Webster]
•  Equivalence in value to the currency of another country.  [PJC]
•  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.  [PJC]
•  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.  [PJC]
•  The condition of having borne a child or children, alive or dead.  [PJC]
•  The property of being even or odd; as, 3 has odd parity, but 6 has even parity.  [PJC]
•  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.  [PJC]

## OXFORD DICTIONARY

parity, n.
1 equality or equal status, esp. as regards status or pay.
2 parallelism or analogy (parity of reasoning).
3 equivalence of one currency with another; being at par.
4 (of a number) the fact of being even or odd.
5 Physics (of a quantity) the fact of changing its sign or remaining unaltered under a given transformation of coordinates etc.

parity, n. Med.
1 the fact or condition of having borne children.
2 the number of children previously borne.

Etymology
formed as -PAROUS + -ITY

## THESAURUS

### parity

accordance, agreement, alikeness, alliance, analogy, aping, approach, approximation, asking price, assimilation, balance, bearish prices, bid price, book value, bullish prices, call price, closeness, closing price, coequality, coextension, community, comparability, comparison, conformity, congruence, congruity, consistency, copying, correspondence, decline, equality, equation, equilibrium, equipoise, equipollence, equiponderance, equity, equivalence, equivalency, evenness, face value, fixed price, flash price, flurry, flutter, high, identity, imitation, issue par, issue price, justice, levelness, likeness, likening, low, market price, market value, metaphor, mimicking, nearness, nominal value, offering price, opening price, par, par value, parallelism, poise, price, proportion, put price, quotation, quoted price, rally, resemblance, sameness, semblance, settling price, similarity, simile, similitude, simulation, stated value, swings, symmetry, uniformity

## ROGET THESAURUS

### Similarity

N similarity, resemblance, likeness, similitude, semblance, affinity, approximation, parallelism, agreement, analogy, analogicalness, correspondence, homoiousia, parity, connaturalness, connaturality, brotherhood, family likeness, alliteration, rhyme, pun, repetition, sameness, uniformity, isogamy, analogue, the like, match, pendant, fellow companion, pair, mate, twin, double, counterpart, brother, sister, one's second self, alter ego, chip of the old block, par nobile fratrum, Arcades ambo, birds of a feather, et hoc genus omne, gens de meme famille, parallel, simile, type, image, photograph, close resemblance, striking resemblance, speaking resemblance, faithful likeness, faithful resemblance, similar, resembling, like, alike, twin, analogous, analogical, parallel, of a piece, such as, so, homoiousian, connatural, congener, allied to, akin to, approximate, much the same, near, close, something like, sort of, in the ballpark, such like, a show of, mock, pseudo, simulating, representing, exact, lifelike, faithful, true to nature, true to life, the very image, the very picture of, for all the world like, comme deux gouttes d'eau, as like as two peas in a pod, as like as it can stare, instar omnium, cast in the same mold, ridiculously like, as if, so to speak, as it were, as if it were, quasi, just as, veluti in speculum, et sic de similibus, tel maitre tel valet, tel pere tel fils, like master, like servant, like father, like son, the fruit doesn't fall far from the tree, a chip off the old block.

### Equality

N equality, parity, coextension, symmetry, balance, poise, evenness, monotony, level, equivalence, equipollence, equipoise, equilibrium, equiponderance, par, quits, a wash, not a pin to choose, distinction without a difference, six of one and half a dozen of the other, tweedle dee and tweedle dum, identity, similarity, equalization, equation, equilibration, co-ordination, adjustment, readjustment, drawn game, drawn battle, neck and neck race, tie, draw, standoff, dead heat, match, peer, compeer, equal, mate, fellow, brother, equivalent, equal, even, level, monotonous, coequal, symmetrical, coordinate, on a par with, on a level with, on a footing with, up to the mark, equiparant, equivalent, tantamount, indistinguishable, quits, homologous, synonymous, resolvable into, convertible, much at one, as broad as long, neither more nor less, much the same as, the same thing as, as good as, all one, all the same, equipollent, equiponderant, equiponderous, equibalanced, equalized, drawn, half and half, isochronal, isochronous isoperimetric, isoperimetrical, isobath, isobathic, equally, pari passu, ad eundum, caeteris paribus, in equilibrio, to all intents and purposes, it comes to the same thing, it amounts to the same thing, what is sauce for the goose is sauce for the gande.

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