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parent

1. a father or mother
2. Rare an ancestor
3. 
a. an organism or organization that has produced one or more organisms or organizations similar to itself
b. (as modifier): a parent organism
4. Physics Chem
a. a precursor, such as a nucleus or compound, of a derived entity
b. (as modifier): a parent nucleus

parent

[′per·ənt]
(computer science)
An element that precedes a given element in a data structure.
(nuclear physics)
A radionuclide that upon disintegration yields a specified nuclide, the daughter, either directly, or indirectly as a later member of a radioactive series.
(quantum mechanics)
If an n-electron state is written as a sum of products of 1-electron states and (n- 1)-electron states, the (n- 1)-electron states are called the parents of the n-electron states.

parent

(mathematics, data)
The ancestor node in a tree that points to the current node (one of its child nodes).

Parents

(dreams)
In this dream you may be expressing feelings and concerns about your parents that you could not express in daily life. Some believe that this dream usually has nothing to do with your parents, but rather the male and female sides of personality or self. The father may represent the expressive, creative, and protective sides of God, while the mother His receptive and nurturing side. Carl Jung suggests that women in dreams represent our collective unconscious and men our collective consciousness. Thus, the woman is that force, or current, inside of you that urges you on and inspires you. This knowledge is intuitive and unexpressed by words. Men, on the other hand, represent the active part of us that uses the information received to create the physical reality of our lives. When the two are working together well we have balance and experience awareness leading to peace and productivity.
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As Table 1 shows, the eight arrangements shown in Table 2 cover nearly all children in Australia, since they live with at least one biological parent or with grandparents.
The cost of adoption hearings is relatively high especially where the other biological parent objects to the order being made and if that biological parent is still having contact with the child, the court will rarely grant an adoption order, although it is possible.
How old the child is, and if she ever knew her absent biological parent
Even prior to the war, when the Terror amounted to a mockery of the concept of "rule of law" by the NKVD and criminal courts, the Supreme Court made four separate 1939 decisions affirming the predominant right of biological parents to raise their children.
A more interesting legal concern is this: can the child then be the subject of support from both the biological parent and the step-parent who stands in the place of a parent to the child?
She said Rowe would have an advantage because she is the biological parent.
Detectives later determined that he was not her biological parent, but is the father of Gibbons' other child, according to sheriff's officials.
When one of the partners is his biological parent, it is possible that adoption might be the best solution," says the article.
Liberty, the civil rights group, said failure to introduce greater access to information about a child's medical history and the chance to contact their biological parent could breach a child's right to family life under Article Eight of the European Convention on Human Rights.
the deceased parent was not the biological parent or was
Arguing solely on behalf of the lesbian mother, our lawyer might want to say that the lesbian is the biological parent and the rights of biological parents trump all others.
And 22% live with one biological parent, 18% live in a lone-parent family with one biological parent and a further 4% live with one biological parent and his/her spouse or partner.

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