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Definition of parity noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    (pl. parities)
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  1. 1[uncountable] parity (with somebody/something) parity (between A and B) (formal) the state of being equal, especially the state of having equal pay or status Prison officers are demanding pay parity with the police force. In many professions women have yet to achieve anything like parity at the higher levels.
  2. 2[uncountable, countable] (finance) the fact of the units of money of two different countries being equal to achieve parity with the dollar
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