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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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Second, the Article will consider the initial clash between parental rights and parentage law, which took place in the 1970s and 1980s fight over the rights of illegitimate children and unwed fathers.
The easiest way to measure a jurisdiction's parentage policy is where it fits along a spectrum from permissive to restrictive.
Key words: Characterization, Parentage analysis, Microsatellite markers, Dog breeds, Pakistan.
In 2013, Walker advanced 10 PD-resistant cultivars to UC Davis Foundation Plant Services (FPS); these included both 94% and 97% vinifera parentage of Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon, Zinfandel and Petite Sirah, along with three PD-resistant rootstocks.
The weight of evidence favouring parentage is usually assessed by contrasting two likelihoods.
As parenting roles continue to evolve, and as the social norms around conception advance, whether someone can contract in or out of parentage in advance of the creation of a family has become a hot topic worthy of close examination.
More recently, genetic markers have been used in parentage analysis to estimate self-recruitment and connectivity in several marine species (Jones et al.
The incident came to light when the Andhra Pradesh State Human Rights Commission questioned the propriety of the prestigious research institute under the government in conducting the parentage test on the blood samples provided by a homoeopathic physician, Dr.
The workshop aims to change stereotype beliefs about orphans in society and demonstrate the impact of drama and TV series in creating positive image about children of unknown parentage.
The research finds that children from mixed Malay-Chinese parentage have fewer emotional and behavioural problems than their mono-ethnic peers and could have important implications for child development and interventions in Malaysia.
Parentage is one of them but more than 90% of cases we do are quite literally who's the daddy?
Summary: The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has issued a federal law on the patronage of the children of unknown parentage.

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