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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
MEANING:noun: Equality in amount, status, etc.
ETYMOLOGY:Via French from Latin paritas, from par (equal). Earliest documented use: 1572.
USAGE:"That means that the parity of the Australian dollar against the greenback, loved by Aussies heading overseas but hated by exporters, is more accident than design."
Ian McIlwraith; Pressure on China for Yuan Move; The Sydney Morning Herald (Australia); Nov 12, 2010.
1. The condition of having given birth.
2. The number of children borne by a woman.
ETYMOLOGY:From Latin parere (to give birth). Earliest documented use: 1877.
USAGE:"It wasn't just ageing parity -- women waiting until their mid-30s to have a child -- that forced the change."
Zoe Williams; How the Inventor of the Pill Changed the World for Women; The Guardian (London, UK); Oct 30, 2010.
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A THOUGHT FOR TODAY:I have gained this by philosophy: that I do without being commanded what others do only from fear of the law. -Aristotle, philosopher (384-322 BCE)
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