We must not confuse progress in educational opportunity with parity.
On one hand, the rising drinking among women is a sign of parity.
Our Framers intended for there to be equality and parity amongst the three branches of government.
The number of federal judges appointed by Republicans and by Democrats is at parity with 390 each—and 93 vacancies.
The Icelandic kroner was introduced in 1922 at parity with the Danish krona and has since then lost 95.95% of its value.
By parity of evolution, pleasure came to be the sensation of continuance, of uninterrupted action, of increasing vigor and life.
And thus there is no parity between their prayers and the Church's suffrages.
On every sound principle of rate making, the two cities ought to be placed on a parity.
By parity of non-sequitur, we are, therefore, to surrender the active is building.
At the same time the Act declares the intention of the American Government to preserve the parity of gold and silver.
1570s, "equality of rank or status," from Middle French parité (14c.) or directly from Late Latin paritas "equality," from Latin adjective par (genitive paris) "equal" (see pair (n.)). Meaning "condition in which adversaries have equal resources" is from 1955, originally in reference to the U.S.A. and the U.S.S.R.
parity par·i·ty (pār'ĭ-tē)
The state of having given birth to an infant or infants.
An extra bit added to a byte or word to reveal errors in storage (in RAM or disk) or transmission. Even (odd) parity means that the parity bit is set so that there are an even (odd) number of one bits in the word, including the parity bit. A single parity bit can only reveal single bit errors since if an even number of bits are wrong then the parity bit will not change. Moreover, it is not possible to tell which bit is wrong, as it is with more sophisticated error detection and correction systems.
See also longitudinal parity, checksum, cyclic redundancy check.