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par'ity check"



Computers.
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 (par'ity bit"), to see if the value is even or odd. Also called odd-even check, redundant check.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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