(physics) parity is conserved in a universe in which the laws of physics are the same in a right-handed system of coordinates as in a left-handed system
(mathematics) a relation between a pair of integers: if both integers are odd or both are even they have the same parity; if one is odd and the other is even they have different parity; "parity is often used to check the integrity of transmitted data"
(obstetrics) the number of liveborn children a woman has delivered; "the parity of the mother must be considered"; "a bipara is a woman who has given birth to two children"
drawing a comparison in order to show a similarity in some respect; "the operation of a computer presents and interesting analogy to the working of the brain"; "the models show by analogy how matter is built up"
an inference that if things agree in some respects they probably agree in others
the distinct personality of an individual regarded as a persisting entity; "you can lose your identity when you join the army"
exact sameness; "they shared an identity of interests"
the individual characteristics by which a thing or person is recognized or known; "geneticists only recently discovered the identity of the gene that causes it"; "it was too dark to determine his identity"; "she guessed the identity of his lover"
an operator that leaves unchanged the element on which it operates; "the identity under numerical multiplication is 1"
a cgs unit of dynamic viscosity equal to one dyne-second per square centimeter; the viscosity of a fluid in which a force of one dyne per square centimeter maintains a velocity of 1 centimeter per second
a state of being balanced in a stable equilibrium
hold or carry in equilibrium
cause to be balanced or suspended
be motionless, in suspension; "The bird poised for a few moments before it attacked"