a method for detecting errors in data communications or within a computer system by counting the number of ones or zeros per byte or per word, including a special check bit (parity bit ), to see if the value is even or odd.
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Also called odd-even check, redundant check.
Origin of parity check
First recorded in 1945–50
Words nearby parity check
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British Dictionary definitions for parity check
a check made of computer data to ensure that the total number of bits of value 1 (or 0) in each unit of information remains odd or even after transfer between a peripheral device and the memory or vice versa
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