1. parity bit (computer science) a bit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error
  2. paradigm a standard or typical example
  3. paradox a statement that contradicts itself
  4. prohibit command against
  5. party whip a legislator appointed by the party to enforce discipline
  6. party boss a leader in a political party who controls votes and dictates appointments
  7. preterit a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
  8. part with give something up
  9. probity complete and confirmed integrity
  10. partible (of e.g. property) capable of being parted or divided
  11. pilot bit a small bit that drills a first hole to guide a larger drill
  12. parapet a low wall along the edge of a roof or balcony
  13. bar bit a bit for horses that is a solid bar of metal
  14. portable easily or conveniently transported
  15. birdbath an ornamental basin for birds to bathe in
  16. partita (music) an instrumental suite common in the 18th century
  17. petabit a unit of information equal to 1000 terabits or 10^15 bits
  18. preterite a term formerly used to refer to the simple past tense
  19. parity functional equality
  20. peridotite a dark coarse-grained igneous rock consisting principally of olivine

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