- equivalence in value in the currency of another country.
- equivalence in value at a fixed ratio between moneys of different metals.
- a property of a wave function, expressed as +1 or −1 and noting the relation of the given function to the function formed when each variable is replaced by its negative, +1 indicating that the functions are identical and −1 that the second function is the negative of the first.
- Also called intrinsic parity . a number +1 or −1 assigned to each kind of elementary particle in such a way that the product of the parities of the particles in a system of particles multiplied by the parity of the wave function describing the system is unchanged when particles are created or annihilated.
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Instead, America has experienced an extended period of national parity between the two parties.How Hatred Came To Dominate American Politics|Lee Drutman (email@example.com)|October 5, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
Ironically, TV networks have put their streaming ad businesses on a path to parity with their linear businesses by removing parity between their streaming and linear ad prices.‘This was the zeitgeist year’: How TV networks sold advertisers on streaming in this year’s upfront|Tim Peterson|September 30, 2020|Digiday
Today, six of his 16 direct reports are women and Citigroup’s board of directors is nearly at gender parity.Citigroup names Jane Fraser CEO, shattering Wall Street’s glass ceiling|Maria Aspan|September 10, 2020|Fortune
While new appointments in 2019 came close to gender parity, businesses were far from achieving racial representation last year.Nearly half of open board seats went to women in 2019. Only 23% were filled by people of color|ehinchliffe|September 10, 2020|Fortune
It’s still a long way from parity, but it shows that when Republican women run in incumbent-less races, they have a good chance of getting the nomination.More Women Than Ever Are Running For Office. But Are They Winning Their Primaries?|Meredith Conroy|September 2, 2020|FiveThirtyEight
On one hand, the rising drinking among women is a sign of parity.Elizabeth Peña and the Truth About Alcoholic Women|Gabrielle Glaser|October 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
In the last three decades, courts have begun to apply gender parity to the awarding of alimony.Is Alimony Anti-Feminist?|Keli Goff|August 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
With more women achieving financial parity with men, more women are able to take up luxury hobbies men have long enjoyed.Breaking Polo's Grass Ceiling|Keli Goff|August 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
If you run the numbers a different way and measure purchasing power parity, Russia's economy is larger than Italy's.Fact-Checking the Sunday Shows: July 27|PunditFact.com|July 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Even at the age bracket where men and women appear closest in frequency, there is nothing remotely close to masturbation parity.C’mon, Ladies, Masturbation Isn’t Just for Bad Girls|Emily Shire|June 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The laws prohibiting these do not forbid the lottery, nor can it be included under them by parity of reasoning.The Age of Erasmus|P. S. Allen
Grand serjeanty is of course included by parity under military service.
Freight thus moves freely in every direction and all markets are held on an absolute parity.
On every sound principle of rate making, the two cities ought to be placed on a parity.
In her eyes he was on a parity with the fakirs, the mullahs, the religious mendicants of her adopted country.The Great Mogul|Louis Tracy
British Dictionary definitions for parity (1 of 2)
- the amount of a foreign currency equivalent at the established exchange rate to a specific sum of domestic currency
- a similar equivalence between different forms of the same national currency, esp the gold equivalent of a unit of gold-standard currency
- a property of a physical system characterized by the behaviour of the sign of its wave function when all spatial coordinates are reversed in direction. The wave function either remains unchanged (even parity) or changes in sign (odd parity)
- a quantum number describing this property, equal to +1 for even parity systems and –1 for odd parity systemsSymbol: P See also conservation of parity