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parity bit[′par·əd·ē ‚bit]
An additional nondata bit that is attached to a set of data bits to check their validity; it is set so that the sum of one-bits in the augmented set is always odd or always even.
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parity bit(storage, communications)
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parity bitAn extra bit attached to the byte, character or word used to detect errors in transmission.
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