n pl , -ties
1 equality of rank, pay, etc.
2 close or exact analogy or equivalence
a the amount of a foreign currency equivalent at the established exchange rate to a specific sum of domestic currency
b a similar equivalence between different forms of the same national currency, esp. the gold equivalent of a unit of gold-standard currency
4 equality between prices of commodities or securities in two separate markets
a a property of a physical system characterized by the behaviour of the sign of its wave function when reflected in space. The wave function either remains unchanged (even parity) or changes in sign (odd parity)
b a quantum number describing this property, equal to +1 for even parity systems and --1 for odd parity systems., (Symbol)
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conservation of parity
6 (Maths) a relationship between two integers. If both are odd or both even they have the same parity; if one is odd and one even they have different parity
7 (in the U.S.) a system of government support for farm products
(C16: from Late Latin paritas; see par)
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