(Chemistry) The quantity of the combining power of an atom, expressed in hydrogenunits; the number of hydrogen atoms can combine with, or be exchanged for; valency.

(Computers) The even or odd quality of the number of 1's or 0's in a binary code, often used to determine the integrity of data especially after transmission.

(Statistics) The quantity or value at the midpoint of a set of values, such that the variable is equally likely to fall above or below it; the middle value of a discrete series arranged in magnitude (the mean of the middle two terms when there is an even number of terms). [from 19th c.]

(Mathematics) A statement asserting the equality of two expressions, usually written as a linear array of symbols that are separated into left and right sides and joined by an equal sign.

The value of a stock, bond, etc. fixed at the time of its issue; face value

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Inasmuch as the debenture stocks and preference shares would have to be redeemed in 1911 at premiums ranging from 3 to 5 per cent., the state would have to pay the company £253,000 in excess of the total of the outstanding securities in order to enable the ordinary shares to receive par, and in the council's view this payment would diminish the p robability of the Post Office being able to afford a substantial reduction in the telephone charges.

The rate at which the exchange was effected was par with a cash bonus of 6%.

In October the rate of exchange was at par, the premium on gold had disappeared, and by the end of the year the budget showed a surplus of sixteen millions.

Since Bel signifies the "lord" or "master" par excellence, it is, therefore, a title rather than a genuine name, and must have been given to a deity who had acquired a position at the head of a pantheon.