parity

parityparity^{1} [par′ə tē]n.pl. parities [Fr parité < L paritas < par, equal: see PAR^{1}]1. the state or condition of being the same in power, value, rank, etc.; equality2. resemblance; similarity3. equivalence in value of one currency expressed in terms of another country's currency4. equality of value at a given ratio between different kinds of money, commodities, etc.☆ 5. a price for certain farm products, usually maintained by government price supports, designed to keep the purchasing power of the farmer at the level of a designated base period6. Math. the condition existing between two integers that are both odd or both even7. Physics a symmetry property of a wave function: expressed as +1 if no difference can be detected between the wave function and its mirror image, and as 1 if the wave function is changed only in signparity^{2} [par′ə tē]n.[< L parere, to bear (see PAROUS) + ITY]Med. the state or fact of having born offspring
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