parity error


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parity error

[′par·əd·ē ‚er·ər]
(computer science)
A machine error in which an odd number of bits are accidentally changed, so that the error can be detected by a parity check.

parity error

(storage, communications)
An error discovered by the inclusion of a parity bit.

parity error

An error condition that occurs when the parity bit of a character is found to be incorrect. See parity checking.