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The economist is studying male/female wage parity.
  equality or similarity
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parity parities
There are also more specialized definitions; e.g., in math or computer science, two numbers are in parity if they are both odd or even.
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  • The economist is studying male/female wage parity.
  • The NBA encourages team parity with the draft and salary caps.
  • And achieving destructive parity with their Hindu neighbor provoked such an acute spike in national pride—and approval for Pakistan’s government—that Sharif had a scale model of the peak in the Chagai Hills where the "Muslim Bomb" was detonated constructed next to a freeway overpass at Zero Point, the spot where ’Pindi and Islamabad intersect.
    Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin  --  Three Cups of Tea
  • But the final deed that Revjak proclaimed brought a degree of parity to the two.
    R.A. Salvatore  --  The Crystal Shard

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  • He did indeed consider a parity of fortune and circumstances to be physically as necessary an ingredient in marriage, as difference of sexes, or any other essential; and had no more apprehension of his daughter’s falling in love with a poor man, than with any animal of a different species.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
  • It keeps us on a parity basis.
    Alfred Bester  --  The Demolished Man
  • By a parity of reasoning, in countries governed by a democracy, where the people is perpetually drawing all authority to itself, the laws which increase or accelerate its action are the direct assailants of the very principle of the government.
    Alexis de Toqueville  --  Democracy In America, Volume 1
  • And by a just parity of reasoning, all Europeans meeting in America, or any other quarter of the globe, are COUNTRYMEN; for England, Holland, Germany, or Sweden, when compared with the whole, stand in the same places on the larger scale, which the divisions of street, town, and county do on the smaller ones; distinctions too limited for continental minds.
    Thomas Paine  --  Common Sense
  • "As to learning, government, arts, manufactures, and the like," my master confessed, "he could find little or no resemblance between the Yahoos of that country and those in ours; for he only meant to observe what parity there was in our natures.
    Jonathan Swift  --  Gulliver’s Travels
  • However, without a compliment to you, you do not appear to me one of those whom I should shun or detest; nay, I must say, in what little hath dropt from you, there appears some parity in our fortunes: I hope, however, yours will conclude more successfully.
    Henry Fielding  --  Tom Jones
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Associated words [difficulty]:   parity [8]
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