A check character or bit appended to an array of binary digits to make the sum of the digits, including the check bit, always odd or always even.

An additional bit added to a group of bits. That additional parity bit means that adding up all the bits in every byte will produce an odd or even number, depending on whether you choose odd or even parity. Parity bits are added for error detection.

An extra bit added to a data word for parity checking.

A binary bit appended to an array of bits to make them sum all of the bits always odd or always even.

A check bit added to a character to make the total number of 1's in the character an even or odd number.

A check bit added after a group of binary digits as a method of detecting errors in data transmission. Always odd, or always even. Not supported by some computers due to higher quality phone lines.

An element added for let the parity of bars odd or even.

(ISO) A binary digit appended to a group of binary digits to make the sum of all the digits, including the appended binary digit, either odd or even, as predetermined.

An extra bit the computer adds to a data transmission to aid in the parity check process. After the computer adds the extra bit, it knows whether to look for an odd or even number of bits. If a known even transmission ends with an odd number, the computer knows there was a transmission error.

(computer science) abit that is used in an error detection procedure in which a 0 or 1 is added to each group of bits so that it will have either an odd number of 1's or an even number of 1's; e.g., if the parity is odd then any group of bits that arrives with an even number of 1's must contain an error

a binary number added to a group of binary numbers to make the sum of that group either always odd (odd parity) or always even (even parity)

a bit added to data to make the parity always even or odd

an extra bit added to a byte for error detection purposes in data transmission

an extra bit at the end of a byte used for error correction

an extra bit that forces a binary string to have a specific parity

an extra bit (the smallest unit of computer data) which is added to data to check for errors

a single, extra binary digit that is appended to the message by the sender and transmitted along with it

a weak form of error detection code

The final bit added to a series of bits and assigned the value required to make the sum of all bits in the sector odd or even. Often added to data to provide a very simple form of error detection and, sometimes, error correction. (7/96)

An extra bit inserted into a data sequence before transmission to enable error detection.

a bit which is automatically set or cleared each machine cycle in order to maintain an even number of 1-bits, such that the count of 1-bits in the accumulator plus the parity bit equals an even number; the eighth bit in the PSW register

An extra bit used in checking for errors in transferred groups of data bits. In modem communications, it is used to check the accuracy of each transmitted character. In RAM, a parity bit is used to check the accuracy with which each byte is stored.

An extra bit added to a group of bits, usually to a seven-bit byte. The parity bit can be of 0 or 1 value so that every byte will then add up to an odd or even number, depending on whether odd or even parity is chosen. When the transmitting device frames a character, it counts the numbers of 0s and 1s in the frame and attaches the appropriate parity bit. The recipient counts all the 0s and 1s and compares the total to the odd or even message contained in the parity bit. If there's a discrepancy the recipient asks for the data to be resent.

Most modems have the capability to send an extra bit for every byte sent, which is used to help sense errors. This is called the parity bit. It can be set to no parity, mark parity, space parity, odd parity or even parity. Most BBS's do not use a parity bit.

One of the bits that may be incorporated in a character to be used as a simple form of error detection.

In modem transfers of 8bits, the parity bit is the ninth bit which is used to make sure the data has received correctly by the recipient machine. The number of parity bits can be zero, one or two to make the total number of bits received in a byte odd or even depending on the agreement between the transmitting and receiving ends. See also Modem, Bit and Byte.

An extra binary digit (bit) appended to a data byte to test for errors. IBM-compatible PCs use parity bits in all internal memory.

A 1 or 0 added to a group of bits that identifies the sum of the bits as odd or even.

a bit added to a group of bits to make the total number of 1's either even or odd. When recalculated by computer after transmission or storage of data, a change from even to odd or odd to even indicates an error.

A parity bit is an extra bit that is sometimes added to a character as a simple form of error check. It is best illustrated by example. The binary form of the ASCII character 'A' is 01000001. You can see that there are two '1' bits in this character. With EVEN parity added this character would become 010000010 i.e. after the addition of EVEN parity the number of 1 bits is still EVEN. If ODD parity was used instead, the character would become 010000011. The idea is that the parity bit maintains the 'evenness' or 'oddness' of the number of 1 bits in a character. Thus when a character with EVEN parity is transmitted over a communication line it should still have an EVEN number of 1 bits at the receiver. If an error occurs during transmission which changes a 1 bit to a 0 (or vice versa) the total number of 1 bits will be no longer be EVEN and the receiver can detect the error. You can see from this that it is very important for the sender and receiver to be configured for the same type of parity. Parity checking in this way is not very effective. For example, if two bits in a character are corrupted then the parity will be correct at the receiver.

An additional non-information bit added to a group of bits to ensure that the total number of l bits in the character is even or odd.

A bit that is set at "0" or "1" in a character to ensure that the total number of 1 bits in the data field is even or odd.

A parity bit is added to the binary array to make the sum of all of the bits always odd or always even for a fundamental check.

In asynchronous communications, an extra bit used in checking for errors in groups of data bits transferred within or between computer systems. In modem-to-modem communications, a parity bit is often used to check the accuracy with which each character is transmitted. See also: parity

A binary check digit that is inserted into an array of digits to make the arithmetic sum of all digits, including the check digit, always odd or always even. The parity bit is sent at the same time as data bits from the external device to central memory.

An extra or redundant bit used to detect transmission errors. ... more

A parity bit is a binary digit that indicates whether the number of bits with value of one in a given set of bits is even or odd. Parity bits are used as the simplest error detecting code.