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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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