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**"Odd Parity"**This is a way to detect errors in data that is being transmitted in which the parity bit checks for odd numbers of 1s.

An error-checking system in which the sending device adds an extra bit set to 0 or 1 as necessary to make the total of 1 bits add up to an odd number. The receiving device adds the 1 bits and if the total is an odd number, it assumes the message came through intact.

An error-checking protocol in which the parity bit is set to 1 if the number of 1 digits in a byte adds up to an even number.