(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"
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"