parent

Definitions

General English

Agriculture

  • noun a male or female that has produced offspring

Economics

  • In a firm that has one or more subsidiaries, especially a multinational corporation, the portion of the firm that owns and ultimately controls the others.

Electronics

  • Data upon which other data is dependent, which is called child (2).
  • A component or process upon which another component or process is dependent, which is called child (3).

Medical

  • noun a biological or adoptive mother or father
  • verb to carry out the role of a parent
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