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parity

In binarycoded data, a condition that is maintained such that, in any permissible coded expression, the total number of 1s, or 0s, is always odd or always even. Note 1: Parity is used in error detecting and errorcorrecting codes. Note 2: For example, in the ASCII code or in the International Telegraph Alphabet 5 (ITA5) code as usually implemented, 7 bits are used to represent each character and 1 bit is used as a parity check bit. 2. Bit(s) used to determine whether a block of data has been altered. [INFOSEC99] 

