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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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The school board developed a parent committee, with several teachers, that determined definitions and grade levels at which students would be taught certain topics.
Interaction between ethnicity and parenting styles affects teenage sexual behavior, (14) suggesting that enhancing parent education programs may be particularly valuable for certain ethnic groups.
Students with more educated parents are less likely to smoke, particularly at young ages.
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The results of their analysis indicate a smaller proportion of children live in a household with a nonworking parent than in the past.
TYNESIDE-BASED national charity Parentline Plus has launched i-parent this month, an online support service for parents with teenagers.
Instead, Harper established a grant program whereby parents are given $1,200 a year for each child under the age of six.
The process of sharing bad news, particularly sharing bad news about a child to the child's parent or primary caregiver, is far from simple; rather, it is a complex linguistic and psychological process in which realism, pessimism, hope, and optimism are all negotiated in an atmosphere of shared tension and anxiety.
The four largest centers still have the parent resource teachers, and Cottone said the parent programs continue at the remaining centers under the direction of each center's head teacher.
Some parents fear this exposure will weaken their children's faith.
As we move forward in our quest to serve the disadvantaged children living in our Hispanic and African American communities, it is clear that we will experience more parent concerns.
I met Becky's parents, Bill and Karen Bell, in late 1989.