parent

(redirected from parer)
Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Medical, Legal, Financial, Idioms, Wikipedia.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Parer previously flew out to disprove British video producer Ian Wilson's claims of the missing jetliner lying around 10 miles away from Boyer's proposed crash site.
Peelers, parers, pitters and seeders saved time and labor.
The Damascus collection of four key knives (chef, santoku, parer and simple utility) has an "ubercool" walnut handle, said Lapine, with four brass rivets and comes packaged in a solid acrylic block with a magnetic closure.
Monti de parer aux menaces financieres contre l'Italie.
NICES PARER IDE 'My last four rides have all been 100-1 chances, so it's nice to get one on the board' Dominic Fox after winning aboard Nadema Rose at Yarmouth having replaced William Carson in the saddle
Parer said at the meeting sponsored by the University of California, San Francisco.
The series is available as a 10-piece block set (3-inch peeler, 3-inch parer, 8-inch chef, 5-inch utility, 8.5-inch scalloped bread knife and four steak knives) for $99.99; a two-piece Asian set (a 3.5-inch parer and a 7-inch santoku) for $24.99; and a nine-piece steak set with storage case for $29.99.
Students did not move from Parer to Winnower or from Winnower to Builder, regardless of the encouragement from IL.
Australia has a great international reputation for its news camera men and documentary film-makers, with names such as Frank Hurley, Damien Parer, and Neil Davis.
"ex quo parer quod Deus per Moysen fabricam mundi non explicavit, neque per David, alioquin non esset tradita disputationi, sed decreto et doctrina propalata
(I don't care for credit card debt.) I had just about had it with our current selection of parers. It was time for yet another inexpensive, Brand X, temporary parer.
There are hosts of others, including Sydney Sparkes Orr, Damien Parer, `Johnny' Moyes, `Darrell' Lea and Johnny O'Keefe.