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A parent is a human mother or father or the caretaker of offspring in any species.
Parent or Parents may also refer to:
Meanings derived from the primary sense of "parent"
- In human relationships:
- Parent bug, Elasmucha grisea, a shield bug
- Parent chain, in organic chemistry
- Parent company or holding company, in business
- Parent material, in soil science, underlying bedrock
- Parent node (or ancestor node), in a tree data structure
- Parent peak, a mountain of higher elevation that the one in question, selected by various objective criteria
- Parent process, a computer process that has created one or more child processes
- Parent class, a concept in object-oriented programming (also called a superclass)
- Parent regiment, a type of army regimental system
- Parent (magazine), another magazine
Film and TV
- The Parent Trap film series, a 1961 film, several sequels, and a 1998 remake
- Parents (film), a 1989 horror film
- Parents (TV series), a 2012 British sitcom on Sky1
- The Parents, episode of Smash
- Parent, Puy-de-Dôme, a commune of the Puy-de-Dôme département, in France
- Parent, Quebec, a community within the city of La Tuque, Quebec, in Canada
- Parent (surname) (includes list of people named Parent)
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