parity
  • The quality or state of being equal, or having an equivalent function or effect.
  • The presence of an even or odd number of ones or zeroes within a group of bits. For example, for a given group of bits, the total number of zeroes being an even number, thus having even parity.
  • In data transmission, the sameness of the parity bit.
  • Of two integers, if both are odd, or both are even, they have the same parity.

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