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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 results of the present study have shown that the parentally bereaved young adults score lower than the control group in interpersonal relationships.
The law was widely considered to be an endorsement of parentally approved marriages.
Arias has said he would not request an extension, and his statement on the subject was more than a little parentally punitive.
5 mg/week is roughly equivalent to that of a parentally administered drug, but absorption of oral methotrexate drops off by as much as 30% when the weekly dose is 15 mg or greater.
Chessie Bligh And The Scroll Of Andelthor" by Thora Gabriel is the story of a parentally neglected fourteen year old girl whose only friend is her Shih Tzu puppy named Wugghert.
For information on intervention for parentally bereaved children, the reader may refer to Lutzke, Ayers, Sandler, and Barr (1997); Sandler et al.
The 2006 regulations extended this limitation to initial evaluations and reevaluations for home-schooled and parentally placed private school children [[section] 300.
Between 1891 and 1892, a series of publications appeared in the British Medical Journal, reporting for the first lime the effective use of thyroid extracts both parentally and orally in patients with hypothyroidism.
In addition, the HLA-DQ2 molecule can be constructed from the alpha and beta chain of either of the parentally inherited genes.
H1: Improving overall GPA will be a less influential motivator for federally funded accounting students than for private company and parentally funded accounting students.
5) In no other drama does a woman, let alone a pair of women, refuse a worthy, devoted, parentally approved suitor out of simple spiritual devotion, especially when one of the women initially desires marriage rather than convent life.
They may struggle with issues about who they are and where they belong in the less protected environment of college, as compared with the structured and more parentally involved life of being a high school student.