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Pronunciation 1

  • IPA: /ˈveɪləns/

Etymology 1

Noun

Singular
valence

Plural
valences

valence (valences)
  1. (chemistry, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An extract; a preparation.
  2. (chemistry) The combining capacity of an atom, radical or functional group determined by the number of electrons that it will lose, gain, or share when it combines with other atoms etc
  3. (chemistry) The number of binding sites of a molecule, such as an antibody or antigen
  4. (linguistics) The number of arguments that a verb can have, including the subject of the verb in the counting, ranging from zero (for the likes of "It rains") to three (for the likes of "He gives her a flower").
  5. (psychology) A one-dimensional value assigned to an object, situation, or state, that can usually be positive or negative
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Etymology 2

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Pronunciation 2

  • IPA: /ˈvæləns/

Noun

Singular
valence

Plural
valencies

valence (valencies)
  1. The fringes on a blanket.

Czech

Noun

valence f.

  1. valence, valency (chemistry)
  2. valence, valency (linguistics)

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French

Etymology

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] valentia, German -valenz

Noun

valence f. (plural valences)

  1. valence


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