parity check: Meaning and Definition of

par'ity check"

Pronunciation: [key]
— Computers. Computers.
  1. a method for detecting errors in data communications or within a computer system by counting the number of ones or zeros per byte or per word, including a special check bitto see if the value is even or odd. Also called
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